- Jun 10, 2015
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- Winfield, KS
I am not saying that at all. There is a freshwater red algae, (3 actually) but they are not the same as the salt water variety we hear so much bad news about.Thank you! So, panic mode. I need to just chill.
At the ranch there are ponds and stock tanks, but we are talking between 6000 to 12000 acres depending on what pasture they are in. A lot of space between waterholes; the cows usually spread out pretty good, you would see some on both. Here at the farm they don't seem to drink out of the live water.@CowboyRam I guess mine aren't that picky. We have a stock tank & pond in both the east & west 80's and they drink out of both. If we have a good rain (which we haven't in forever) and there's standing water in the buffalo wallows, they'll drink out of that. There are a couple springs in one of the creeks in the central pasture and half of them will drink out of that, rather than the fountain at the barn. OR maybe they're just lazy and don't want to travel to the freshest water source, even though it's not that far.