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Extreme Cold Alert for Cattle Producers

Extremely cold temperatures predicted for the next few days.

Extremely cold temperatures predicted for the next few days.

With extremely cold temperatures coming the next few days cattle producers should be aware of the effects of the cold weather on their livestock and take what steps they can to protect their animals.  Below are some basic steps that producers can follow to help their cattle through the cold weather.

1) Make sure cattle have access to water (not ice), dehydration is a big problem during extremely cold temperatures

2) Provide access to high energy feed, cattle have significantly higher nutritional demands during extremely cold weather

3) Keep cattle as dry as possible

4) Provide some sort of wind break (if feasible)

 

More detailed information is available by following the link below.

Cattle in Cold Weather

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/06/extreme-cold-alert-for-cattle-producers/