Farm Tidbits - Plenty to Eat
This week we started grazing the sorghum sudan grass. This grass is native to Africa and loves the heat and doesn’t need much rain. We’ve planted 45 acres this year and started 150 calves on it yesterday. We planted it on June 23 and it’s 3 feet tall and beautiful to graze 32 days later! We weighed all 150 calves before starting and will weigh again in 2 months when they are done grazing. This type grass has high energy content so we are expecting the calves to gain 2+ pounds per day and most importantly to maintain the marbling in their muscles.
We are having a farmer field day on August 11 4:30pm to hopefully spark the interest of other farmers. Everyone is invited, just let us know if you plan to attend!