Saturday, February 16, 2019

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Before the vortex and into spring, ranchers stock up winter feed


Ranchers have many different ways of feeding their cattle in the winter months.

Some may scatter ear corn, place soy hull pellets, shell corn or ground corn in feed bunks, grind hay using a variety of bales, or lay a trail of cake.

Ranchers may use ear corn so the cattle have to work for their food, and that keeps them warmer.

Others choose feed that they think will provide more protein.

Whatever the method or kind of feed, all of the ranchers are gearing up for calving season. 

 

Longhorn cattle owned by Rancher Riggin Mortenson work to eat the corn on the ear scattered for them in early December before the winter vortex swept across CRST. Photos by Kimmy Scherer

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