|Cold weather cattle care|
|Written by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent|
|Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:54 AM|
Caring for dairy and beef cattle in winter requires extra care. Cattle can handle the cold pretty well, so long as they have some type of windbreak available. If a cow has good winter hair, she does fine until temperatures drop below 20 to 30 degrees F. Below that, she compensates for heat loss by increasing energy intake; she must increase heat production to maintain body temperature.
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