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Warm drinking water, shelter necessary to keep cows warm during cold front

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With a cold front expected to make its way into the panhandle this week, ranchers are being reminded to keep their cattle warm.

Temperatures could reach as low as single digits this week, necessary precautions should be made to ensure sure cattle survive the cold.

UNL Extension Educator Tom Holman says the best thing to do is try to keep cattle in a somewhat isolated area that blocks the wind.

"And if they can, warm drinking water," Holman said. "So if they have tubs, or some way of heating that water is always best. And then to make sure they boost their energy consumption so they can survive the cold."

 

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