Are you considering raising cattle? If so, do you know what you’ll do to care for your animals? For instance, did you know that you’ll have to make different preparations for your animals depending on the time of year and the weather. While this may seem obvious, do you know what preparations you’ll have to make during the seasons–particularly during winter? Unfortunately, winter is typically the hardest season for animals. To keep your cattle safe and healthy during the winter months, we recommend following a few simple steps.
Of course, the first thing you should know is that you should start preparing your animals for winter well before the cold season begins. It’s important to keep your animals healthy and strong before winter starts. However, there are also a few other things you should do. For example, please remember to provide a shelter that can offer your cows some safety. If you use a structure, you’ll need to provide clean bedding.
Similarly, you’ll need to provide food and water to your cow. Melted snow could help your cow meet some of their needs, but they’ll need a today of 14 gallons every day. Also, warmer water is easier for your cow to digest. Similarly, during the winter, your cattle will need more nutrients. You may want to try a combination of protein, vitamins, and minerals. You may want to consider supplements to meet your cattle’s needs–even if you have to adjust your normal feed schedule.
If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact D-S Livestock Equipment at 800-949-9997. We’re eager to hear from you soon!