Cow Herd Nutritional Adjustments for Winter from Kansas State
Research and advice from Kansas State University experts illustrate the importance of maintaining proper nutrition and management for cows during the harsh winter months. In order for cows to maintain their health and ability to gestate successfully over the winter months, they need to eat higher percentages of certain forages proportional to their weight. It is also critical to time feedings correctly and ensure the availability of barrier protections from high winds. This information is very relevant to cow farmers as the temperatures drop so they can take needed measures to protect their livestock.