January is showing off with single digit temperatures for
multiple days and so far has just teased us with a skiff of snow.
It may be all that she can do!
There's not another layer I can add to keep warm and still fit
into my coveralls so why shouldn't I taunt her?
Although the cows don't seem to be taking it as hard as the farmers,
we have unrolled large hay bales in the pastures for them to lay on, increased
the amount of feed needed and made sure their water supply is not frozen.
This new baby and mother spent their first night inside
the maternity barn for added protection from extreme cold.
Evaluating our cows comfort and providing what they
need is an everyday activity down on the dairy farm.
Our commitment to providing high-quality milk begins
with taking good care of our cows in spite of the weather!