One of Our Pasture Scenes

Help Support CattleToday:

Running Arrow Bill

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 24, 2003
Messages
3,439
Reaction score
0
Location
Texas Panhandle On US 83
Here's another photo from our place at Running Arrow Farm

220_E-W_Alley_at_New_Well_East_View_4.21.03.jpg


And, another pic:

220_RAF_4-21-03_054.jpg
 

la4angus

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 31, 2004
Messages
5,063
Reaction score
0
Location
South La
I believe we have had more fun with this than anything recently. Also gives us an opportunity to see some of the others pets, cattle and scenes at the different farms and ranches.
Bill what is the distance between the pastures? The fence looks like about 18 to 20 ft apart.
 
OP
Running Arrow Bill

Running Arrow Bill

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 24, 2003
Messages
3,439
Reaction score
0
Location
Texas Panhandle On US 83
la4angus":pbysdm01 said:
I believe we have had more fun with this than anything recently. Also gives us an opportunity to see some of the others pets, cattle and scenes at the different farms and ranches.
Bill what is the distance between the pastures? The fence looks like about 18 to 20 ft apart.

On our 23 acres of intensive stock management we have 10 pen and sub-pasture areas ranging between about 1/4 to 7 acres--separate pens for sorting, calving, foaling, new arrival holding, etc. We have about 1/2 mile of 14' wide alleyways. All pens are accessible by an alleyway to facilitate feeding and observation. Bulls are separated from other bulls and cows we don't want bred by an alleyway. Including our corral, we have 60 gates so we can move any animal(s) from one place to another without mixing with non-target animal(s) down our alleyways. Every pen, pasture area, has its own stock tank. All pasture areas and specialty pens have their own loafing shed (exception: small temporary holding pens). Horses are separate from cattle; however some of their areas are across the fence from cattle. We have 1.5 miles of perimeter and cross fencing (including alleyway fencing). Fencing is 7 barb wire, 5.5' tall. Major sub-pasture areas each have either an Applegate Steel (red) or Tartar Gate (blue) round bale feeder (horse & horned cattle type) for Longhorns. Horses are fed small square flakes of alfalfa in hanging feeders.

We have about 5 acres of sub-pasture and pen areas that we irrigate and fertilize. Nearby alleyways are also irrigated and are used for additional grazing to keep grass mowed.

Our 23 acres are extremely small by ranching standards. However, for our foundation stock breeding program it works quite well and is management efficient, allowing us to easily selectively breed with our bulls and manage heifer and bull calves properly (as well as pregnant females).

This was a little long of a response; however, may be of some help to people.

Bill
 

CattleAnnie

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 2, 2004
Messages
1,530
Reaction score
0
Location
Northeastern BC Canada
Thanks Bill, for posting those pictures. They truly are a sight for sore eyes, as the snow is only partly gone here, and it's been a long time since I've seen green grass.
Take care.
 

la4angus

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 31, 2004
Messages
5,063
Reaction score
0
Location
South La
Yes it could be of help to many on small acreages and even larger ones than yours.
It seems that you and your wife put a lot of thought into your plans, and it appears to be very efficient.

Thanks for all.
 

Latest posts

Top