… – temporarily, that is. Cousin Mark has his cattle on our property again, for about a week. Here they are:
The food won’t last very long on this pasture, though, as it’s getting drier by the day:
So Mark will have to move the cattle again soon.
Sometimes, btw, we’re lucky and, after Mark has slaughtered some of his cattle, we get some meat. And with his cattle, that has been in pastures all the time and only been fed hay in addition, if necessary, this meat is of a really superb quality. Btw, cattle – non-dairy cattle, that is – is raised on pastures only here and not “industrially”, and is only fed hay additionally, but nothing like bone meal e.g. Well, in the feeding lots the cattle get corn before they’re being slaughtered. And that’s why BSE is virtually unkwon here in the USA. There have been only 4 cases so far, and compared to the enormous number of cattle raised here that’s really negligible. This free-range raising of cattle, btw, is the reasonwhy in West Texas – where it’s so much drier than even here – there are these enormous ranches: just one “unit” – a cow and a calf – up there needs up to 200 acres to survive.