Celebrating National Ag Week March 10-16

Cold and snowy weather has been the norm this winter\spring but it’s something the ranchers are used to. They watch the weather and make adjustments as the weather forecast make their adjustments.

At the Rockin Arrow Ranch on Highway 83, Dean Churchill says, “I’m ready for warmer weather.”

He was moving the cows who were ready to deliver from the calving lot to the barn due to the impending storm that was forecasted last week. Wind wasn’t in the forecast which made him happier since cattle can drift over fences in snow\wind events - which isn’t good at all.

“Calves can take a bunch of weather,” Dean said and pointed out a two hour old calf that was completely dry and had already suckled from its mother.

“They warm up after they’re dry and suck,” he explained.

 

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