White Flint Farm is now out of the cattle business. Our herd peaked at three heifers (shown above). Today a friend came and picked up the last two.
We started with February, a runt twin whose mother rejected her. Cherie bottle fed her until she was old enough to feed herself.
We added two more Angus heifers. I intended to have them bred, to keep their female calves and put the steers in the freezer. We raised them on grass, and they grew very fat and spoiled. But I had no need for beef. We have more pork and chicken than I can possibly eat (Cherie is a vegetarian). With one deer I have all the red meat I need for a year.
Raising cattle is more difficult than raising goats. It takes more pasture, and requires a lot of work to make and put up hay. Cattle are actually very inefficient as a food source, something I may blog about later.
In any event, my days as a cattleman are over.
And I don’t mind that at all.