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Cold Weather Animal Care

I had an FFA market steer I named Blizzard because part of his ear froze off in a winter storm and we found him and had to warm him up!

Agricultural with Dr. Lindsay

A large majority of the U.S. and Canada are experiencing extremely cold temperatures as a polar vortex comes in from the north (will a repeat of the 2014 winter be in store?)

Weather map Extremely cold temperatures hit most of the U.S. and Canada. Source: accuweather.com

While many of us can get chilled to the bone, find “normal” day-to-day activities to be a challenge, and complain about escalating heating bills, let’s not forget about those who care for livestock on these days. The folks who have chosen to be livestock farmers and ranchers as their livelihood seldomly get a day off and they certainly can’t skip a day of livestock care just because it is too cold.

I have blogged about care for animals in cold weather before, and I think it is good to highlight these two blog posts again.

Caring for Livestock in Cold Temperatures – highlights some of the…

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