Monday, May 13, 2013

Cattle Waiting for Fresh Greens

I have often pointed out that cattle must be fed every day all Winter. In our area that every day feeding carries into the Spring. Traditionally, cattle cannot go onto pastures until around the first of June. 
Last year it was earlier, with our early Spring. 
 This year it may be later, if the snow doesn't melt soon.
The ground is cold. Although the days have been warmer, the nights have been cold. 
 The grass is patchy and slow to fill in.
The greening has just begun. 
 The pasture seems unsure of the season.
The water is thawed in most of the sloughs and rivers. There is still thick ice on the larger lakes. 
So we wait. 
For green grass and Summer pastures in GriggsDakota.

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