Thursday, July 05, 2012

Since This is Supposed to Be






A dairy blog....here are some pics of the girls

9 comments:

Floridacracker said...

Looking healthy and happy. Good food has the same effect on me.

lisa said...

We love seeing happy cows munching! I sure wish we would get some rain though.

Sandcastle Momma said...

Happy cows!!

threecollie said...

FC, thanks. Hate to be feeding out our winter stores, but no choice, alas

Lisa, yeah, I love to watch them eat!

SCMomma, hope so!

Jan said...

They all look so sweet and docile.

Terry and Linda said...

What beautiful girls...a fashion statement in black and white!
Linda
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Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the cows, morempics please.

Keith Wilson said...

I also love the sound of cows chewing hay.
Question: if there is green grass all moist and soft, why do the cows prefer dried hay? What is the incentive for them to eat dry hay when they have a choice?

threecollie said...

Jan, if only they were. lol


Linda, lol thanks

Keith, there can be a lot of reasons. REally lush hay can be extremely high in nutrients, while deficient in fiber. Cows will gobble dry hay to get that fiber. Early grass is also deficient in magnesium and they will eat hay to get that. In this particular case the pasture is eaten down to nubs that they can barely pick. With no rain it is just not regenerating. Thus we are feeding hay we would prefer to keep for winter, just to keep them going. We have two other pastures we are waiting for regrowth on, but same story is playing out there. No rain.