The breeding ewes have spent the last six weeks or so in one of the hayfields, giving some of the pasture paddocks a rest. They spend the day in temporary fencing, coming inside the pine grove paddock’s perimeter fencing at night. We have moved the large temporary paddock twice which has allowed the ewes to graze a large portion of the hayfield. We have followed this plan for a couple years and it seems to have really improved the hayfield along with eliminating many of the weed problems.
This weekend we plan to move the ewes back to the barn paddock and begin hoof trimming and crutching in preparation for breeding season. It won’t be long now… the circle of life begins again.