It was just nice to see other operations and get some ideas for pasture management. I did get to meet some folks from across the state, although I am terrible at remembering names, we did all "talk sheep".
I couldn't get this pic. to enlarge. This farmer, was showing his portable watering system. He runs a 160p.s.i. line with a quick couple, hydrolic fitting as the connector for watering with an on/off valve. He grazes 43 cows and calves and one bull on 1 acre per day, a 24hrs. period then moves them.
This is the traveling enclosure that the fryers are in. They keep an electric netting fence around it to keep racoons and such out.
This was an inventive idea. A cheap wore our travel trailer, converted into a traveling chicken house.
I'm not certain of the spelling of these breed names, I just scribbled them down, Americanas and Barder Rocker. I'm not a chicken person, hope I've got the names somewhat right.....
They have 50 birds, they get about 48 eggs a day and sell them to local businesses and individuals.
They also use the chickens to follow the cattle in paddocks for fly control. They market them as free range.
this concludes my day on the farm grazing tours. Tomorrow will be the Ohio Sheep Day, hopefully more pics. to post.....