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When the weather outside is frightful...

The New Year has brought us some insanely frigid temperatures. Here are a few simple tips to keep yourselves and your animals warmer… Offer animals water twice a day. Taking them warm water helps increase consumption. Some people use an electric water heater in their buckets. Water is even more important than food in keeping an animal from freezing because it improves their circulation. Keep plenty of good hay freely available to livestock. When an animal ruminates they generate a lot of internal heat. Sheep and goats waste a lot of hay, don’t try to feed the wasted hay, just let them use that for bedding. Provide wind breaks any way you can. Also, work hard to reduce drafts. Use ple

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