Our cows get extra care when it’s extra cold
January 16, 2018
Brrrr – it’s cold here in Central IL! And after having temps in the upper 50's a few days ago, today's high of 18 degrees feels miserably cold. Luckily for us, the cows don't seem to mind too much. They are getting extra feed to keep their bodies warm during these conditions and were overly excited to see the feed wagon this morning! That's one way we know they are healthy and happy.
Besides feeding extra during these cold days, we also:
- Check all cows and calves thoroughly for sickness. Signs we look for are sluggish cows or heads and ears hanging down.
- Pay close attention to their walking and feet. Since things are frozen, we want to make sure no one has hurt themselves on the hard ground or ice.
Everyone looks good today and my girls will spend the day doing what they do best – eating and resting. Stay warm out there!
Sara and her husband Michael farm in Lincoln, IL. That’s where they maintain a herd of 100 mother cows and where they are raising their three children, Madison, Emma and Carter.
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