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12/28/18 8:00am

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO
Happy and hungry cows follow temporary fence lines into a new pasture to feed on fresh, nutrient-rich grass.

Over the next several days, leading to the New Year, the Reporter will be posting our annual Year In Review series of important stories from 2018.

Agriculturally speaking, Sylvester Manor hit the bull’s eye this summer when the cows came home to beef up in order to become cash cows. Thanks to the manor’s utterly delicious grass, they became the cream of the crop. The community came out to steer the cows between pastures because the grass really is greener on the other side. (more…)

06/13/18 4:30pm
SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO Acabonac Farms owner Stephen Skrenta with his herd, which is calling Sylvester Manor’s pastures home for the summer.

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO Acabonac Farms owner Stephen Skrenta with his herd, which is calling Sylvester Manor’s pastures home for the summer.

Around 40 grass-fed cows have booked a summer home on the Island.

For the second consecutive summer, Sylvester Manor Educational Farm is home to a herd of grass-fed cattle that belong to Acabonac Farms. The Amagansett-based beef producers lease 60 acres from the Manor to “finish” cattle, utilizing an intensely managed system of rotational grazing that promotes soil health regeneration and carbon sequestration.

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