Here is a shot of Patrick showing off the mineral feeder we use to supplement the cattle’s diet of grass and hay. Cattle choose different vitamins and minerals according to what they need in different seasons and circumstances. Right now they are hitting all the minerals pretty hard (as they do every spring), with the exception of calcium, silicon and phosphorus.
Right now, the cattle are healthier than I have ever seen them at the end of winter. Although this is mostly due to the mild weather and the really high quality organic hay we got from Transfiguration Farm, Vermont. As far as weight gain is concerned, the cattle have a big head start over last year. Assuming the weather cooperates this summer, it should be a great year for beef.