Farming Practices

Intensive Rotational Grazing


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.  

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Native Warm Season Grasses

Farming Practices

The Right Genetic Fit

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.  

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