I'm back... I have a few more questions regarding cattle- jerseys in general in case it makes a difference. I'm still researching livestock that can graze my field, be reasonably easy to maintain, not incredibly costly, but rewarding at the same time (I know.....fat chance).... I'm thinking jerseys because they are smaller, and because I would pick them up young, raise them and sell them at a year or 2- as homestead milk cows. They aren't any in these parts, hopefully they'll sell! Browsers won't work, I need it clipped tighter. The field is reed canary, timothy and clover, plus some weeds (thistles, knottweed and a little buttercup, almost none). Then cottonwood saplings and poplar saplings in spots. It grows SO FAST!!! Faster than most of you will imagine. Higher water table, rich soil, the pasture never turns brown in summer it just keeps growing green. OK the questions... Would 3 jersey cows keep 10 acres down? Or a 5 acre pasture then 5 acre hay field for winter (60% goes to the hay guy) Will coyotes attack adult cattle? Do they need hay in summer if on a good pasture too? How many round bales per head, over a 6 month frozen/dead pasture season? What if I wanted to go away for 2-3 days? So long as they aren't producing milk- can they be left alone at all? I could/would have someone check on them, but in the event I can't.... Thanks for any help. I appreciate your honesty! I don't want to get in over my head.