Dale Hodgins wrote:Around here, small cattle are taken by cougars and bears. Many on the fringe of wilderness use highland cattle because the bulls stand and fight. Predators, particularly cougars, don't want to risk injury. There are larger breeds that scatter at the first sign of a predator. Calves are easy prey when a herd takes flight.
Dale Hodgins wrote:Many on the fringe of wilderness use highland cattle because the bulls stand and fight.
Jeremey Weeks wrote:Thanks, Kathleen!
I drive through Klamath Falls about once a month, so that might work for me.
I heard a rumor that someone is raising tamworth pigs in that area. You wouldn't happen to know who that would be, would you?
Andy Reed wrote:
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Andy Reed wrote: I would say that if you want a cow that can look good on a varied diet go for a mixed breed like Ayreshire or Shorthorn.
Andy Reed wrote:I've seen Jerseys and Fresians lose condition while surrounded with grass, because the quality of the grass was poor. By poor I mean very long grass, lots of stalk, seed head, and going brown. Which is typical for many operations. Mixed breed cows do better in these conditions. I know nothing about minatures, but I can't see how they could be more efficient pound for pound.