Brad and Neil Dennis showed us their creative solution to thistles on the ranch:

When they find thistles on their ranch, they don’t reach for the weed whacker, they go for the mineral wagon. First they place the mineral wagon next to the thistles. Then they bring in the cows and let them do the work. The cows stomp down the thistles when going for the minerals.

The cows get moved back out, and the thistles are gone! Low effort and low cost weed management.

Thank you Sunnybrae Farms for the ranch hack!