It doesnâ€™t matter if the almanac says itâ€™ll be frosty, snowing, warmer than average or downright frozen. When winter arrives, you and your farm need to be ready.
Coccidiosis is a common bacterial condition in livestock, but when cold weather hits, the illness can present odd neurological symptoms, too.
When this keeper’s chickens broke loose on a winter day, the resulting chase led though the trees, to the middle of a frozen-over pond.
Chickens generally fare fine in winter temperatures, but you can do a few thingsâ€”from choosing hardy breeds to checking waterâ€”to help your birds keep cool in the cold.
Grow fresh forage in and around the run for your chickens to enjoy throughout the winter to improve nutrition and boost your flock’s activity.
A tractor-mounted snow blower can be a great tool for clearing snow. But operating a snow blower attachment isnâ€™t as easy as it looks.
Cattle don’t need TLC when the temperatures drop, but it is important to attend to their water, feed and shelter needs as cold weather settles in.
You wear a coat in the winter, so does your livestock need coats, too? When it comes to horses, cattle, sheep and goats, the answer may surprise you.
Cattle are generally well-suited to cold temperatures, but prepare for winter now to ensure livestock health and comfort when the mercury drops.