Farmers throughout the area are preparing their animals for the dangerous cold weather conditions. Sarah Anderson of Century Hills Farms in Waukesha says the workers are preparing for the cold. “We make sure our skin is not exposed and minimize the chores to what is absolutely necessary.”
The animals are also taken care of being put in heated barns and making sure they are not exposed to the elements for a long period of time.
“You want to minimize the amount of time that they’re out in the conditions,” Anderson says, “if they do go out its a very short period of time in a wind protected location.”
They protect their animals as best they can but Anderson says that things can happen. “One of our cows had a calf early in the freezing temperatures, not as cold as this, but my father took it to our basement and brought it back to life.”
She maintains that although the elements are dangerous, cows are extremely resilient animals.