One of our primary practices here at MGF is intensive rotational grazing. We utilize our fescue and perennial cool season forages during the spring and fall while stockpiling these fields during the summer for winter grazing . Our established native warm season grasses and summer annuals our the farms main summer grazing source. Our goal is to have forages that meet the nutritional needs for our cattle herd while also increase pasture diversity and soil life. Both of the golas we belive can be accomplished using rotational grazing on the farm.
We believe one of the best farming practices any one person can do to better their farm operation is to match the right genetics with your environment. For us thr South Poll breed has proven to be a great fit for our farm and our farming style. South Polls are known to handle the heat, better tolerate our predominantly fescue based pastures and fatten on a forage only diet. Due to the fact that they are of a grass genetic nature these cattle range between 900-1100 pound cows. The smaller sized frame and latge gut capacity allows them to excel on pasture. In fitting the right breed of livestock with your farm, you will have less issues with your animals which will translate to more dollars kept in your pocket.