S found some cow hay in round bales over in Maryland.
Good thing too as with S2's additions to my small herd I need it.
At $40.00 a roll the arena cattle will go through a bale a week or 10 days.
He brought home 6 bales to get us a little closer to grass season.
S didn't want to store the bales too far away or in "his " shed since they were for cattle so
he dumped them alongside the arena fence with the tractor.
1 bale was put in the feeder right away.
The girls were happy to see it.
I couldn't get phone camera up in time to catch them before they trotted away.
Hay is the single biggest cost to feeding animals I think.
You can skip grain if they are in good shape and not needing milk production or body weight.
I only feed a handful daily to any animal to keep them coming around unless they are close to delivery or after delivery up until weaning time.
Hopefully I can get some cross fencing done in pasture field to try to preserve some grass during summer.
A modified rotational grazing I'm thinking I'll try out.
Can't hurt for sure.