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December 29, 2021



Utilizing Snow as a Water Source for Wintering Cattle

Careful management of snow fed cows is essential in cattle management in Montana. Consider the following points from Manitoba Agriculture. The complete article is located at bit.ly/3mmm88F.

• Snow as the only water source is not recommended for lactating cows, those in poor body condition, cows on less than optimum feeding programs, or for those who are sick or unhealthy.

• An alternate water source must be in place and immediately available in case snow conditions change and cows cannot maintain sufficient snow intake.

• Snow mus...



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