Missouri’s Director of Agriculture says the cold weather has been a
danger to new-born calves and other livestock. Chris Chinn tells Brownfield it’s
common for farmers to take extraordinary measures to see that calves are kept
as comfortable as possible.
“I’ve seen many pictures on social media here in the last two weeks of farmers bringing
those new-born calves into their houses and into their bathtubs,” Chinn told
Brownfield Ag News Friday.
Some cattlemen who are calving now find it especially hard if they don’t have
barns or other livestock shelters, according to Chinn.