SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) - Many farmers are struggling in the bitterly cold weather.
Sparta dairy farmer Steve Horstman says one worry is equipment. He says anything that can freeze, will.
He also takes special care of his cattle when temps drop this low. To be safe, he keeps them dry and out of the wind. Some of the calves will have extra attention like blankets and might be fed more often.
Taking care of feed is also an issue. "Frozen feed is actually kinda hard for the animals because it will actually be brittle and will break, and they need the long grass and the long fiber to actually be a lot healthier," said Horstman.
He says he's been preparing for days to prevent equipment from freezing and adjusting if it does.23804634
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