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Injured, Snowed-in Montana Rancher Rescued by Tractor Driving Neighbor

A rancher in Montana came to the rescue in a tractor to save a neighboring rancher who had been injured while working cattle and was stranded from the main road by snow drifts.

In cold and windy situations, protection for livestock will reduce cold stress and aid in calving success and energy requirements.
Windbreaks for Protection and Snow Diversion

In cold and windy situations, protection for livestock will reduce cold stress and aid in calving success and energy requirements.

Weather Pulling Beef Carcass Weights Down Resulting in Less Tonnage

Carcass weights are expected to be lighter for cattle hanging on the rail this year because of continued poor weather across many cattle feeding regions in the U.S.

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Rewarming Methods for Severely Cold-Stressed Newborn Calves

Even with nighttime feeding, a few calves still will be born in the coldest nighttime hours. These wet newborns may become hypothermic or cold stressed.

Bitter cold temperatures not only add stress to the cow, but also the calf. 
Weathering the Storm During Calving

For those that calve in January and February, the rapid changes in temperature may have played a role in calf sickness and growth. 

Cattle seeking refuge from rising floodwaters on a pond embankment in Queensland, Australia.
Flooding Kills Estimated 300,000-plus Cattle in Australia

It is estimated that anywhere from 300,000 to 500,000 cattle were killed in Australia during what has been described as a once in a lifetime flood.

Cattle need extra feed while they get acclimated to cold temperatures.
Growing Inventory, Poor Weather Could Impact Cattle Market

The climbing cattle inventory and poor feeding conditions this winter are having mixed results on the cattle market.

Winter weather might require cows receive additional protein supplementation to maintain adequate body condition prior to calving.
Braving the Cold When Caring for Cattle This Winter

Cattle are generally doing fine in spite of the winter weather. Their rumens are keeping them warm, said Travis Mulliniks, beef cattle nutritionist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.