Last fall and summer proved to be difficult times on the farm with the lack of rain during late summer and most of the fall resulting in a scarcity of forages and the necessity of purchasing hay to feed our cattle. Although not our preference, hay is largely grasses and other forages and is an acceptable food for grassfed/grass-finished cattle. The rains that finally came were greatly appreciated by the cattle because the grass began to grow with the warmer than average temperatures. The cattle much prefer fresh grass to hay, but they are nevertheless in good flesh. We have a very good supply of meat for our market.
Our pork production is doing quite well. Ernest Walker (Bill's cousin) has began intensively managing the pigs and they enjoy the attention he has been giving them.
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