Taking care of your domestic animals is excellent. It can be done by choosing the best plants for farming. Does that sound silly or counter-intuitive? Well, it’s possible. With the proper planting equipment, you can plant food plots that will attract and nourish your animals. This equipment is small enough to be pulled by an ATV so that it will fit into small areas that a tractor can’t fit. So why would you want to grow crops for animals? There are some good reasons. First of all, if you care about domestic, particularly cow, you can give them better nourishment than they may be able to obtain in the wild. You can purchase bags of seed that are well-suited to their specific needs. And of course, good nutrition means healthy animals. You can feed cows and also other animals that would flourish in the same area. Your children can benefit from a close observation of them in their natural habitat, close to your country home. They will be excited to see how close they can get while observing. And with you beside them, you can pass on your animal known to them. This can be a real bonding moment for you and your children.
Another advantage of feeding your cows is that it just may be good for your landscape plantings. As animals habitat is taken over by humans, cows feeding are squeezed more tightly into their bear areas. This means that they are forced closer and closer to our homes. If they don’t have enough wild land on which to feed, they will begin to feed wherever they can, which can be your front yard. While they don’t fear humans, they do like the yummy greenery that we plant around our homes. They love things like your prize tulips, hostas, and roses, don’t they? So maybe, just maybe, if you plant a plot of land with a crop such as grass, clover, or buck beans and other cover crops, you can maintain cows to this area, they may prefer to stay away from your decorative plantings to enjoy the lovely salad you are growing just for them. But there’s one more benefit of well-fed cows, and that’s good for exhibitions. Then when this chance comes, you won’t have to travel very far to find or borrow other peoples big cows, healthy bucks to put into your freezer. They will be right there, munching on the clover that you so conveniently planted for them. You won’t have to spend precious gas money to travel to view other people pride. They will be right there. And, conversely, you won’t have a long distance to bring them home. This is very convenient for you. So, as you can see, planting a plot of your land with animal-friendly crops is a win-win situation for both you and the cows. They will be less likely to be undernourished and maybe even starve to death. You can observe them in their natural habitat so that your children can be enriched by your knowledge of nature. And you will have your cows available, close to home.