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Shepherd note: Jan 09, 2017 by Byron Palmer

  • DATE: January 9, 2017

We were able to get through parts of Petaluma SMI with both the smaller dairy heard weighing about 50,000 pounds and for a few days had the whole Dairy and Beef heard at about 210,000 pounds. We would have like to have them at the ranch longer, but  we needed to get out ahead of the storms that came in early January. Either way it was good to get a winter graze in at Petaluma. It churned in a good deal of the residual from last year in places which I think was a good thing. It would have been better to get over more ground with the herd, but something is better then nothing. Looking forward to bring them back from hilltop in April/May.