We run our cattle at three different farms, here at home, and two rental farms. The cows themselves aren’t much of an issue really. It’s a bit of a pain to truck them from farm to farm as the forage dictates, but it’s fairly straightforward, and we only have to do it every couple of months.
Our biggest problem with managing cattle on different farms has been our lone tractor. There’s always planting or mowing or fencing, and the tractor isn’t always where it needs to be. Add to that, so many things end up happening at the same time, and it’s safe to say that we’ve been under-horsepowered for a really long time.
Scott wanted another field tractor, while I was petitioning for a smaller one that I could use to maintain trails and fence lines. The good news is that we found this little tractor that was close by, and fairly priced. The bad news, it’s my Christmas present. That’s okay though. I have some trails to clear.