Winter Pasture on Falster Farm

The day light hours are getting shorter, plant life is hardening off a as seed and fruit ripens for sleep over the cold months. The Winter rest is nearly upon us. So whats wrong with this scene?

Well due to a little shower that came on the seed head during development, the Dallas Grass, Paspalum dilatatum, was attacked on its seed pods by a fungus, Calviceps paspali, that is toxic to cattle when ingested. And that is exactly what happened today (10/15/2015) as the above herd of mini Hereford cow were moved to their winter quarters.

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