highland cattle?

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by beginnerfarmer, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. beginnerfarmer

    beginnerfarmer Well-Known Member

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    I got a question? In Alabama u can have 1 cow pre acre! but I am wondering do this apply do highland and dexter cattle?
     
  2. quailkeeper

    quailkeeper Well-Known Member

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    If your pasture can handle one cow per acre, it will handle 2 dexters per acre. Not sure about highlands.
     

  3. lilsassafrass

    lilsassafrass Well-Known Member

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    good forage you must have there in Alabama .. then again you have a bit more of a grazing season than we have in Ohio Here its 1 cow to 3 acres in a good year for my highlands .. a little less acreage for dexters ..
    Are you sure you are not meaning you are zoned for 1 cow per acre?...
     
  4. beginnerfarmer

    beginnerfarmer Well-Known Member

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    Ya thats a guy told me. I live in the same zone as he do.
     
  5. quailkeeper

    quailkeeper Well-Known Member

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    We are also one cow per acre here in Arkansas. Two dexters per acre.
     
  6. Shagbarkmtcatle

    Shagbarkmtcatle Hillybilly cattle slaves

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    I have a Highlander and a Dexter. They are about the same size so I would asuume they eat about the same amount. Someone else said 2 Dexters, so I think it would support 2 Highlanders.