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Winter pasture rotation
20 December 2008

A foggy morning finds the cattle serenely grazing on the winter forage recently seeded in the pasture. As the day warms up, the Cattle Egrets move in to enjoy the insects stirred up as the cattle move around the pasture.

Mike Sexton eventually arrives on Roscoe to move the cattle off the pasture. The cattle are used to the routine and move toward the gate in response to the crack of the whip. Not only the cattle are put on the move, but the Cattle Egrets rise as a flock and follow the cattle to the new pasture.

The move to the new pasture goes easily. The cattle are frequently rotated around the different pastures during the winter to protect the forage during the slow winter growing period.
Florida Cattle Ranch by Bob Montanaro
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