Cold weather considerations for cattle

Cold snaps and blizzards rocked many parts of the Northern Hemisphere last week, leaving many miserable and uncomfortable. While research shows that not all cows are as pessimistic about their environments as we humans can be, it’s obviously still important to protect them from the harsh elements. Here are some things to keep in mind.


Winter is here: Time to protect your animals

With massive amounts of snow expected along the East Coast and cold winter temperatures creeping across the United States, several weather advisories and safety warnings have been issued over the course of the past few days. These advisories are not just reserved for the human population, however. In a recent article, one veterinarian explains the […]

Part 2: Proper cold weather ventilation crucial in swine facilities

Make sure you check out part 1 of this post.

Air exchange is a key part of proper ventilation of a swine facility in cold weather.

The exchange helps improve air quality by removing excess ammonia and respirated moisture from the pigs, according to citing Harry Huffman’s comments at the 2009 London Swine […]

Part 1: Proper cold weather ventilation crucial in swine facilities

Those involved in swine production know the three most important things for maintaining proper pig health are feed, water, and an optimum environment. With the looming onset of colder weather, most swine facilities will shift away from maximum ventilation settings toward minimum ventilation settings more appropriate for colder outside temperatures.

When hog barns are in […]