Loudon cows herd grass was greener in Durham
He said they also do not hay the fields anymore, so having the cows come to graze and fertilize the land is a big help in keeping it viable.
DURHAM It was moving day at Emery Farm on Sunday as a herd of cattle from Loudon moved to new pastures for summer grazing.
"You don't need to spend $50,000 an acre, there are a lot of people who want to use their land wisely," she said.
Soule said cattle farmers in the state could feed the entire state on their beef, if more attention was paid to the land and using it effectively.
Miles Smith Farm has leased more than 300 acres of mixed farmland throughout New Hampshire for the summer grazing season, including property at St. Paul's School in Concord.
During the season, they will be rotated between three pastures on the property to allow grass in each pasture to Prada Sunglasses Men Sport
Soule and her staff to monitor, water and feed the cows during the difficult winter season.
"The faster we can get them in and out of a pasture, the faster the grass grows and then the roots go deeper," Soule said.
"I love the concept that we are working with other farms and that's the way it used to be," Soule said.
Bill Towle and his brother Brad have leased and operated Emery Farm from David Hills for the last 22 years. He said cows have not been on the farm since the 1950s when a small dairy farm was started, but it was short lived.
The larger roots are good for the soil, and help protect fields against drought because the grass is less dependent on surface water alone, she said.
On Sunday, about 17 cattle were trailered and led from a pasture near the historic barn on Emery Farm the oldest continuously operating farm in the country to a pasture across the property behind a field of blueberry bushes.
Although it was a rainy morning, several families came out to watch the small cattle drive, and meet the herd, including Curious Bleu, who "signed" a children's book Soule had written about Bleu's first day as a runaway who found his way back to his mother.
Ellen Karelitz is on the Agricultural Commission in Durham and said having cattle back at Emery Farm is exactly the kind of thing they want to say in the historically agrarian town.
Emery Farm was eager to participate.
Soule said they started rotational grazing about three years ago, because they simply do not have enough land at Miles Smith Farm to accommodate the herd.
The entire herd will be brought back to Miles Smith Farm from their summer grazing locales in late fall, to allow Prada Purse Sale
He said visitors to the farm enjoy seeing the cattle, especially because they are so accessible.
farming days when cattle farmers would lend out their herds to produce farmers as natural "lawnmooers" and fertilizers.
Carol Soule, co owner of Miles Smith Farm, said the collaboration harkens back to more traditional Prada Handbags 2017 Price
Miles Smith Farm has a herd of about 65 beef cows, including Angus crosses and Scottish Highlanders.
It is the second year cows from Miles Smith Farm have spent the grazing season in Durham and other farms across the state.
"It is all about bringing animals back into people's lives and reconnecting them with their food Prada Wallet Black Red Inside sources and what goes into producing food," Karelitz said. "And it's just so much fun."
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