Nebraska Cattle Ranchers Must Deal with Arctic Cold

Posted 12 months ago

By Associated Press

cold-cattle(AP) — Nebraska ranchers and feedlot operators have to go out in the extreme cold to take care of their cattle, but they say they’re used to it.

The National Weather Service was urging most people to stay inside Monday to avoid wind chills ranging from 25 to 50 degrees below zero in Nebraska and Iowa.

Al Hoesing says he and the workers at CD Feedlots in northeast Nebraska know how to dress warmly in winter. Hoesing says Monday’s temperatures were only about 15 degrees lower than normal.

And the cattle are handling the cold well because their coats are in good shape and the ground is dry.

Kevin Johnson says Monday’s low of 7 degrees below zero at his feedlot near Ainsworth didn’t feel too bad for January.