We don't rotate we just throw some hay and feed out in the winter. I have a friend who has a herd that he rotates and it sounds like a lot of work. He is a cow per 5 acres. Doesn't it cost alot to drylot them? We feed 2.5# of 20% cubes per cow per day from Oct 15 thru Apr 1 and hay only when it snows or when they run out of grass. We do alot of wheat in the winter for our steers though and we barely feed them anything unless there is snow on the ground.
Angus females (red or black) and cross w/ a limo or angus bull the first two calves then go to charolais cross calves. 1-2 pr. per acre if irrigated ground, 1 pr. per 10 acres on dry range ground. Central Valley Ca.
we run close to 200 polled hereford cows on about 1000 acres. most of the places we own have improved grasses and little or no brush and can run about 1 pair/2.5-3 acres. most of the leased land has more brush and runs fewer head per acre. so, on avg we run approximately 1 pair/5 acres. we feed hay in the winter & the hay fields are accounted for in the total acres & pairs/acre.
figure on 6 acres per pair or 5 acres to a dry cow over the summer. Heifers can be stocked at 5 per also. This year we could have stocked a lot heavier because of the amount of grass out there. But after drought and landlords taking pasture away we're down to 175 cows and 10 bulls right now. 2 years ago we had 8 bulls and 220 cows. DIfference in size of pasture and amount available.