Last summer I had the ‘guest cows’ removed early due to a lack of rain. Of course, it started raining soon thereafter and it was a wet winter. Ponds are still going around and there is a surplus of cured forage going to waste.
What I hope to achieve is a reduction of surplus that leaves enough nesting cover for quail and that dovetails into new growth as it warms up. Of course, cattlemen have been playing this game far longer, and better, than I, but it looks good so far and Ruby loves to check the cows!