Out-wintering Beef Cows- Cold Weather Considerations
As we make our way through this extended cold snap, Dr. Mike Baker, Beef Cattle Extension Specialist at Cornell University offers the following information to best manage the beef cows during the winter months.
In response to cold, changes in behavior and physiology will cause a cow’s appetite to increase and therefore eat more feed; perhaps up to as much as 30% more. For cows with 24 hour access to good quality hay, they will adjust their intakes to reflect climatic conditions. For those on a