OSU Expert: Extreme Winter Weather May Mean Extra Feed for Livestock

As cold, icy, harsh winter weather sets in, OSU experts urge producers to be vigilant towards the increased needs of livestock to ensure their ability to withstand the extreme outdoor conditions. Cold temperatures, cold rains and muddy conditions can significantly increase the energy required by livestock metabolism to provide enough heat for the animal to maintain its body temperature. Extension at Ohio State University offers helpful tips to help producers shield livestock from the elements. 

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