Brian Parker, South Mountain Limousin Cattle Co./Homestead Poultry Farm

Cattle Grazing, Handling, and Erosion Project
Grant Award: $8,000

After Brian’s family farm ended their 47 years of contract broiler business, he decided to expand his beef cattle operation.

Brian plans to use his grant for fencing to divide his pasture into smaller sections which will help incorporate rotational grazing resulting in feeding less hay. It will also allow him to separate and sort the cattle to work them and gives him the ability to keep his cows and calves close to the barn.

Adding gravel to the perimeter of the barn will help control mud and erosion, resulting in a cleaner area for him and the animals.

 

Cleveland County

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