Caring for cow herds during the winter can be challenging when it becomes bitterly cold. In general cows are cold tolerant and are comfortable down to 20°F. What are management strategies when temperatures dip below that?
The hot, dry summer has many areas of Iowa concerned about winter forage stores. Winter feed costs are the primary cost item in all sheep enterprises. How can you stretch your supply?
One of the challenges of surviving an Iowa winter is keeping the water you use from freezing. Let's look at some advice regarding winter protection for water pipes, tanks, and dishes.