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