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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Cold Weather on Dairy Farms
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Cold Weather On Dairy Farms
While cold weather may stop or slow down some, dairy farmers never take a snow day from taking care of their cows and cows.
· Wed, Jan 23 2013 05:04:40
My Barnyard View: Baby, It's Cold OutsideWhen our Minnesota winter weather dips below zero degrees like it has the past few days, and the wind makes it feel even colder, it is ti...
Obviously you are going to have unexpected problems......
Frozen water line and milk cooling equipment wldnt work b/c too cold. Got those fixed other than that not a ba morning for -40 windchillsTim Zweber
Nothing like having to call the owners at 3am to tell them there's no water in the barn. #neveradullmomentJess Schira
And you have to dress for the occasion, too!
Orange Patch Dairy: How Dairy Farmers get dressed for Winter?Well, we enjoyed weather today in the 10's above zero and that was a HUGE blessing. For the past 2 days it's been below zero for most if ...
I'm wearing long johns to bed so that in the morning I don't have to get undressed& cold before getting dressed to milk. #wiproblems #dairyCarrie Mess
Let's face it: Snow Happens.
The Dairyman's Blog: Snowy morning on the dairy farmWe've finally had a change in the weather after days and days of rain...it snowed this morning. It was actually drizzling early when we s...
Silo Skies: Are There Snow Days on Dairy Farms?There's just one reason that my kids perk up and want to actually watch the news. It is when they hear the magic word: snow. Or as they s...
Farmers take extra care for their animals in cold weather.
Thank god we have a nice pen in the barn for cows to calve in or this wld be one cold baby. http://pic.twitter.com/qsggDoPwTim Zweber
ExtremesYou know that crackling sound you hear as you toss a bucket of water to the ground when it's so cold the water droplets freeze almost ins...
On Twitter part of the weekly #AgChat discussion was on cold weather and animals. Many dairy farmers spoke up on what precautions they are taking.
AgChatMar 27, 2012 ... Agvocacy 2.0 is hosted by the AgChat Foundation, a primarily volunteer organization that aims to empower farmers and r...
Q1 Please tell us about #farm/#ranch efforts to care for animals in the frigid temps much of the country is experiencing. #agchat#AgChat
Q1 Our calves get a special blend of Milk replacer that has extra energy in it. Kind of like calf comfort food. #agchatCarrie Mess
Q1: we put fresh straw out nightly for our calves and calving cow milk cows have sand stalls cleaned daily #agchatCasey bown
Q1 Extra feed is a must in this cold weather, as is providing appropriate shelter in negative wind chills. #agchatMichele Payn-Knoper
We are keeping our calves nice and warm in the cold with blankies, lots of bedding and extra feedings! #agchat http://via.me/-91b0u9yCarrie Mess
Q1: Our cows have free choice access to a sand-bedded building We call it "the beach" Their body heat keeps it about 50 degrees #agchatEmily Zweber
Q1 Our cows get extra bedding in the winter. Straw in the open dry lots, & sand in the freestall corals. #AgChatTrentBown
Q1: clean and dry bedding is key in cold weather. They extra new straw daily to sleep on. #agchatEmily Zweber
#agchat Q1) cont.. See calf coat below :-) http://pic.twitter.com/D4A0R8iRLisa Marie
And when things look too cold to handle, a positive outlook makes a huge difference.
It's warming up.... http://instagr.am/p/UylyxGgEIl/TrentBown
Days can be long, but they do come to an end.
After spending the whole day in the barn, I'm to cold to do anything other than huddle in front of the furnace.Jess Schira
Dairy farmers care for their animals no matter the temperature. Everyday they are doing their best to provide for their cows and calves so in turn the cows and calves will provide for them with delicious, nutritious milk.
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