Cold weather feeding and care

Cold weather feeding and care

Winter time brings new challenges to cow care.  Here are some of the main issues

Keeping Cows warm at night.  

Make sure the doors are closed on very cold nights.

Put blanket on cows if possible

Food and water will freeze during cold days and nights.

  • To avoid frozen water at night , best to bring warm water if possible and add sugar or gur/jaggery (natural antifreeze).
  • Only fill up the water container partially, otherwise extra water will freeze overnight, rendering the container useless the next day

Barn floor bedding freezes

Its hard to clean up the floor bedding if it's frozen, so clean it every day.