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Bramham Wiltshire Horns

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anything i could do with cattle on 2 acres
« on: June 14, 2016, 09:02:39 am »
post says it all really

i am more likely to go with sheep

but have always wanted cattle but feel that 2 acres just isnt enough

maybe somthing like shetland or dexter

any thoughts
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
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Re: anything i could do with cattle on 2 acres
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2016, 09:38:00 am »
Whereabouts?  Up here, no, nothing like enough.  In rural Dorset, just might manage a couple of Dexters if you can buy in hay for winter.  Not ideal, though - sorry.
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Bramham Wiltshire Horns

  • Joined Oct 2014
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  • Bramham flock Wiltshire Horns
Re: anything i could do with cattle on 2 acres
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2016, 10:18:21 am »
Whereabouts?  Up here, no, nothing like enough.  In rural Dorset, just might manage a couple of Dexters if you can buy in hay for winter.  Not ideal, though - sorry.

thanks we are in leeds the grass is decent
we have access to hay and my right hand mans father is a nutritionist for a feed comapny so we can get quality feed pretty cheap

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oor wullie

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Re: anything i could do with cattle on 2 acres
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2016, 03:49:09 pm »
Do you have somewhere to winter them indoors?
I find having them outdoors poaches the ground through the winter which really reduces the grazing through the summer (the grass in my winter field is just starting to grow now). 

If you have a shed to keep them in in winter then you should be able to have a couple of small cows with 2acres.  You would be buying in hay but most smallholders buy in hay anyway.

Bramham Wiltshire Horns

  • Joined Oct 2014
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Re: anything i could do with cattle on 2 acres
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2016, 04:25:50 pm »
thank you both for your input we dont have sheds to over winter them
the field has an incline so what ever we decide we will rotate to winter at the top and then summer graze where it would get wet

thanks again
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