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Cows and Burn piles / ashes

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I just burned two of my piles this weekend and once again the cows are "nosing" around and licking the ashes. Is it just my cows or is this common seems every time I burn there they are
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You need to be careful that you don't have nails and other bits of metal left after burning.

I try not to let anything like that get into my burn pile, but I know it does. I use a big magnet on a string to pull through the ashes. It finds a lot of metal.

Eating this metal is what causes "hardware disease".

I use a magnet from an old speaker, but you can buy magnets on wheels from Agri-Supply for under $30.

I should get the one on wheels and walk my pasture with it, but there's so much else to do!

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