Frigid temperatures are predicted for Maine this weekend. Here are some links with tips to protect workers and livestock from cold weather and tips on what to do to prevent and repair frozen pipes.
For the farmer:
General Livestock Care:
Dairy & Beef Cattle:
Cold Weather Strategies for Cattlemen– Iowa State Ext
Cold Stress Impacts on Cattle – South Dakota State Extension
Severe Cold Weather Rangeland and Livestock Considerations – SD Ext.
Managing Dairy Cattle in Cold Weather– Minnesota Extension
Preventing and Repairing Damage:
Winter Storms: Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes– Texas A&M
Protecting Water from Freezing– Iowa State Extension
Livestock Disaster Plan – USDA
Prepared and compiled by Donna Coffin