The farmer boarding his cows here has not provided salt or minerals for them. I am not sure how it is with range cattle for their needs for these elements. The cows can drink from the creek on the property. so they have ample water and they certainly have ample water and the bush provides shelter from the sun and bugs and the rain storms we have had all summer.
This breed of cow is Simmental and they are a very stocky meaty breed. The white face attracts the flies though. They have furry ears and are real cute. If I was going to have meat cows, I would love these, but my heart is set on Highland cattle.
It is neat to have cows on the farm. They are making the land better by grazing the weeds and grass and fertilizing at the same time. Cows are cool!