Free Choice Minerals Feeder at Ian Mitchell-Innes Farm

Two options for Free Choice Minerals feeder that Ian Mitchell-Innes uses Today I show you two different types of free choice mineral feeders that Ian Mitchell-Innes uses at his ranch. They both work well but you need to think about your local terrain and management styles and design one that fits for you. These work great …

Cattle Are Smarter Than You and I

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Today’s post is about an observation Ian made on his ranch with his cattle. Thankfully he shared his story with me. If you are one of those people who needs scientific proof and research papers put out in a peer reviewed journal, skip this post. This story is about a farmer/rancher making real world observations …

Drought Reserves

Ok what I’m about to share with you is some serious stuff! Today were going to talk about drought reserves. A drought reserve is forage (grass, forbs, brush or whatever your livestock will eat) that is not consumed by the animal during the growing season. This forage is then available if rain doesn’t come or …

Building A Free-Choice Mineral Feeder

If you are grazing cattle, no matter how many you have, it’s a good idea to provide them with minerals. How many different minerals should you feed? Well, that depends on a lot of things. How big is your herd? How much money do you feel comfortable spending on mineral a month? Are you in …