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Interesting episode tonight. A farm/ranch that combines spruce tree timber with cows. The trees are spaced to limit shade to 50%. Cows are introduced after three years to keep the trees alive. Clover is interplanted "so I don't have to pay $500 ton for nitrogen." The paddocks have water in the center, no farther than 800' from any area the cow would be. Reasons cited were even distribution of manure from being in the center, as well as, ease of getting to it. A couple cows at a time drink vs the whole heard going at one time.

the harvesters call him to see if any are available cause of the ease of harvest due to the spacing.

I'm gonna watch it again. Too many little tips in the episode. I probably missed some.

Pretty neat set up in florida. I looked for replays but didn't find any coming up.
 
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One other thing they did. At breeding season they put the bull and the cows in a field of crimson clover. I guess it Jumpstarts the breeding.
 
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