I have a couple of friends from SK that tour with me. It is a good situation as the one is a beef specialist and the other is a similarly aged young producer. We are both expanding our operations, balancing young families, like doing math and are running full tilt it seems like. The advantage of a tour buddy is that if forces you to follow through on some of the good places you have wanted to learn from. Yesterday we headed to Pure Country's home stomping grounds (Hardisty) to tour some cover crop swath grazing, look at silage grazing and examine some bulls.
Cows at Drevers Grazing a silage pile
A watering setup that doesn't freeze (honest to GOD)
Ken Adair's pile where he is grazing bulls
Some good portable windbreak design
Saw and learned a lot in a short while. Came home with some crazy ideas about how I can bale graze straw without supplemental feeding everyday, and some other changes we are going to experiment with here. Before this we have never looked at silage because the math of feeding it put it out of the question. Now it has become an interesting option to think about.