Cold Spring Calving
Fri Apr 26, 2013 03:26 PM CDT

Pasture-born calves in parts of the north, west and north-central U.S. are coming into an unusually cold world this year. Temperatures are as much as 20 degrees Fahrenheit below normal. That can make it tough on producers like Brock Nichols.

Nichols, a producer in Alton, Kan., says while he can move cows and heifers indoors to calve, he prefers to have them calve outside. With a calving season that typically starts in mid-February, he makes sure his calving pastures are set up for cold weather.

"We unroll a bunch of wheat straw so ...

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