Cows Eat Grass

Written by Paul on May 18th, 2017

Cows naturally eat grass. Grass is the food they are evolved to eat. They have developed a symbiotic relationship with bacteria which are able to convert cellulose into sugars. People can not eat grass (not the leaves and stalk). Without a pasture, we have little grass available for the cows to eat. Last year the stewardship committee even made it a crime to cut grass on the conservation land and bring it back to the cows. I have worked to build soil and switch to a plant based farm but the limitations of the property will eventually limit the ability of the property to produce food so I have made the decision to look into other options for farming and agriculture. Its a beautiful spot but not all that productive. My ultimate goal is to become a full time farmer and it was just not going to be possible here. I will continue this site and post the many activities I am involved in but eventually Breakneck Hill Farm will morph into something else somewhere else. Thanks to all the supporters over the many years.

My last two cows, Clovelly and Bristol. They escaped from their pen to be able to eat some grass. Discovering them in the backyard one night I was able to set up a fence around them and let them cut (and fertilize) the grass

 

 

 

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