Out-Wintering Beef Cows

“During these harsh conditions, questions are raised about whether beef cattle should be housed in a barn. This is a logical question given that the predominant form of animal agriculture in our area is dairy and most dairy cows are housed in doors. However the beef cow is endowed with unique characteristics that allow her to deal with and adapt to challenging weather conditions. Beef cows are housed outdoors because it is healthier and reduces the cost of labor and bedding.”

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Updated: January 3, 2018 — 3:17 pm