We started irrigating 3 acres, 2 of it in the bottom ground, in late July, at least once per week. The wet June helped, but several 100 degree weeks, and we are still lush and green in August on a 4th grazing!
Purchased in October 2021, sold August 2022 for the same price we paid for her, Nosey made a substantial contribution. She gave us over 1000 gallons of milk. Of this, perhaps 300 gallons went to her steer calf. Some 700 gallons went to cheese and butter and calves. We trimmed her nails, fed her special, created a tie stall for her in winter to help her maintain weight, and had her AI'd, but when we decided not to do the barn this year, we knew our pure-bred Jersey had to go.
Depending on how we value her milk, she gave us far more than her feed cost, and she was a great cow - more efficient than our other cows, no question about it. We are sad to see her go, but we are glad to not milk and board her through the winter.
Josh: Founder, father