To minimize the effects of adverse weather conditions, cow-calf producers should plan ahead as much as possible and ensure cows come through the winter in good condition, Michigan State University Extension specialists say.
The winter of 2013-14 is fresh in the mind of most cow-calf producers. Many producers experienced severe condition that started in October in the Dakotas and lasted until May in many states.
Cold stress, mud and marginal feed quality and supplies lead to significant losses in many areas and nobody wants a repeat of last winter. The seasons are changing and it appears winter is arriving early again so it's time to get your planning done.
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