Posted 10/26/2023 23:31 (#10457538 - in reply to #10457534) Subject: RE: Keeping full time employees busy with winter side hustles?
I had kind of forgotten the old timers did that with cows.
They would buy a hundred head or so thin old cows and put them out on stalks. They probably had 750 acres of corn stalks and perhaps 250 acres waste ground with timber and water, so the only expense was checking them.
Generally they would try and buy when there was snow on the ground or a blizzard coming in. They were cheaper those days.
When we thought we were going to have to feed them for the duration we brought them up on feed and finished them.
They always told me a heifer would starve in the deep snow, but an old cow would get fat.