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Winter animal care Content

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Cattle are tough animals in winter conditions, unless those conditions become extreme
The fall of 2013 will be remembered in South Dakota for the freak October blizzard that killed thousands of cattle. They fell victim to hypothermia, suffocation, and other causes.   Larry...
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Make sure the hay you buy is safe and nutritious
Not all hay is created equal. If you need to buy hay for your livestock, it's important to make sure it's safe and nutritionally sound.  Click on the video below for helpful tips to...
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Be sure to remember your horses' hooves, warmth, and feeding regimens during cold weather.
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Keep your cows healthy, warm, and well-fed by following these suggestions for a successful winter!
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Feathers are insulating, but chickens know when winter comes around. Keep them cozy and healthy with these five tips
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Cattle stay warmer in a wooded area and won't need to consume as much feed
Radio interview source: Steve Higgins, Director of Animal Compliance, University of Kentucky   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Cattle maintain body temperature in winter by burning more...
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Keep the water open
Radio interview source: Greg Lardy, Chair, Department of Animal Science, North Dakota State University   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Livestock always need access to fresh water...
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Goats tough out the winter well, but only with the proper care
Radio inteview source: Linda Spahr, Extension Educator, Penn State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Goats are hardy animals in winter. However, they require a higher...
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Animals are more tolerant to cold and wind than people, but it's still important to make sure they're well cared for when the weather becomes severe.
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During the late fall transitional time, forage quality and availability changes, making it necessary to provide additional supplementation to your cows to keep them in the ideal body condition...

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