Raising Grass-Fed Beef

If you keep cattle, you can save a lot of money by raising grass-fed beef.

063 grass fed beef - two panels
LEFT: Your livestock can show a steady one-pound-a-day weight increase during their first winter if you feed them the right amount of good-quality hay. RIGHT: Test a sample of your cattle's hay by poking into a bale and pulling out a random wisp. Make sure it's dry, crispy, light green, and won't snap when bent.
HELEN MOLITOR