Cattle producers are weathering the winter storm as it moves through South Dakota, into portions of Minnesota and southeast North Dakota. “As my brother and I checked cows overnight, there was something different falling every time we got up,” says Pete Bakken, who operates Blac-X Farms. The area has received just a couple inches of snow, but Bakken says the biggest battle is the wind. “It’s just been relentless with the 40 mph winds.” This isn’t the first winter storm Bakken has endured this calving season. Much of March was also cold and wet. “When people ask ‘How is calving going?’…calving is going great. The challenge is once they hit the ground, you need to find a warm and dry place for pairs.” Hear more of the conversation with Bakken.