Springs Cattle Farm







Caroline Bagwell (age 7) Winner of 1st grade Farm Sustainabilty Project


"Industry-wide, cow size has increased by more than 27% over the past 28 years while the tons of hay being fed has risen 154%. Industry-wide, production per cow is up about 22%, but hay consumption per cow has risen more than 50%. The cost of that hay has risen dramatically with increased energy costs. Hay use has risen at a faster rate than production per cow because in low cost production models, hay is supposed to be only a supplement to the cows main diet, grass.
-Quote from Neil Effertz, Summer 2008 Lowline Ledger.