Karissa Daws of Grassy Meadow Ranch in Michigan, North Dakota was busy this past week preparing for the large amount of snow that was dumped on their ranch. “Luckily, this storm was somewhat planned so we could think ahead. By Monday, everything was bedded down and had extra feed and concentrate so they had a higher energy intake during the storm.” Besides clearing snow and shoveling bunks, Daws is preparing for calving to start in about two weeks and their annual production sale in a month. “Maternity pens and corrals have to be set up so we can move our cows to the calving pen in between storms and we could have calves coming seven-to-ten days early.”
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