With our cold weather, livestock are experiencing cold stress. Good management dictates these conditions be handled as well as possible.
The three most important things livestock producers need to do to protect livestock from cold stresses is to provide sufficient water, ample high quality feed and weather protection.
Livestock need water to aid digestion. Be sure livestock always have plenty of clean water in liquid form. Dirty water is a host for disease organisms and animals might not know how or be able to break through ice to reach water.
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