It’s Cold Outside!!!

The temperatures plummeted into the negatives this past week and this little guys momma gave birth to him in -11 deg F weather.  Last week it was warm, we even had 50 deg days but no she didn’t give birth last week.  It was this week in the freezing temperatures. the evening we found him, he was mostly dry but shaking and very cold.  We brought him into our garage to warm him up.  He’s in the garage in the picture above.  Unfortunately he frost bit his ears.  They will fall and we will have to keep an eye out for infection.  Being fairly new to the farm business we are learning and there is a lot to learn.  This is our first calf born in cold temperatures.   Being in the Black Hills at an higher altitude we try to calve later than the rest of South Dakota.   We shoot…

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