Steve Higgins, University of Kentucky
This time every year cattle producers are burdened with the task of trudging through mud to feed and care for their cattle. Many producers have come to accept the mud and mess, while others question their sanity (as many farmers do now and then). Which leads to the age old question: Why do I spend eight months out of the year getting my pastures into shape and then turn around and tear them up during winter feeding? Is there a better way?
For producers who are serious about rotational grazing and need a tool to protect their pastures, here is a suggestion: Build a multipurpose barn that could be used for not only winter feeding, but also serve many other purposes related to optimum beef production.
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