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Feeding and Safety Tips For Making it Through Winter Storms

It’s our first big winter storm of the year and we’re all probably remembering things we wished we’d done before it snowed or wondering what we can do for our livestock to help them get through. If you haven’t already searched the On Pasture library for answers to your questions, here are some articles that may help.

Feeding Tips

Here are the formulas to tell you how much extra your animals need when it’s cold and if they’re cold AND wet.

Feeding Cows For Cold Weather? They Need More!

Our friends in Canada generally deal with more snow and cold than folks in the lower 48. Here’s how they get their livestock through the winter.

Winter Grazing Through Extreme Cold and Deep Snow

Tom Krawiec’s video of his cows grazing through snow and along with his tips for how he made this happen can get you started teaching your own cattle to be prepared for snowy pastures.

Teaching Cattle to Graze Through Snow

Can Cows Eat Snow for Water?

Yes, but they need to have the proper experience. Again, our Canadian friends step up to share their valuable experience.

How to Use Snow as a Water Source for Wintering Beef Cattle

Dealing With Snow Loads

In the days before I moved to Tucson, I sometimes had to shovel snow off my roof. Here are some tips for building “snow rakes” that will let you get snow off roofs along with safety tips for using them. And of course I included a funny video of what happens when you do it wrong! 🙂

Worried About Snow Loads On Your Roofs?

And the Funnies!

Snowman Humor x 3



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Kathy Voth
Kathy Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.

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