Livestock Owners Pay Careful Attention to Animals During Cold Weather

cowJanuary 3, 2014- Weather forecasts are predicting some very cold weather for the weekend.  Livestock owners should pay special attention to their animals this weekend and through next week.  Pay attention to calves as they are more susceptible to the cold than mature animals.  If possible, provide extra dry bedding this weekend to help protect them from frostbite.  Also, providing extra feed this weekend will help animals that are going to need the added calories to stay warm.  See the WI DATCP article on “Life-Threatening Cold Air to Grip Wisconsin” for more information about keeping yourself and your animals safe during the cold weather.