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Let young cattle out to 2 acre or 8 acre field

  • 08-04-2022 9:06pm
    Registered Users Posts: 472 ✭✭ n1st

    20 weanlings coming out of the shed next week.

    Do I let them into the 8 acre field or split that field into 4 using electric fence?

    Does it matter?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,266 ✭✭✭ JustJoe7240

    Is there much grass on it?

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,502 ✭✭✭✭ Danzy

    Yes, they'll graze the 2 acres better, so the quality of grass will be better nextk time, so they'll do better weight wise.

    In a big field, they spend too long, eat regrowth too early, leave the bits they don't like, field goes to Shi7.

  • Registered Users Posts: 472 ✭✭ n1st

    5 inches, no fertilizer this year, growth hasn't started yet here either.

  • Registered Users Posts: 757 ✭✭✭ dohc turbo2

    Fence it keep them moving and if u can use a backing fence, off all year's grass utilizing is a must this year ,

  • Registered Users Posts: 852 ✭✭✭ minerleague

    Are they used to electric fence? normally give them a full field with electric fence near ditch all around for a few days after coming out before trusting them to paddocks. What did you buy after? Whose advice did you follow after your earlier thread???

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  • Registered Users Posts: 472 ✭✭ n1st

    I don't know if they're used to electric fence, I did plan to put them into a paddock for a week with the electric fence on before moving to bigger field

  • Registered Users Posts: 472 ✭✭ n1st

    I purchased 16 weanlings, AAX and Limousin, all from sucklers, went through a dealer that my late father used. 6 AAX, love the AAX I have to say. 11, 12 and 13 months