Yes Sir my good man !!! Your exactly the kind of cattlemen I am talking about and my hat is off to you !!! And i am even more astonished now more than ever to hear of someone your age at 81 years old raising cattle with it getting down to 40 below zero !!! Here I am 59 years old having went through my first and only one time 6 below zero night in my whole life. Lost a calf to it.You mite be speaking 'bout me, eh? #0 below here tonite, 40 below Saturday nite. I only raise couple dozen Angus a year now, cut way back and sold 160ac. after reaching 81yrs. I use 100 gal rubbermaid tubs and spray foam them. Place 1,500 wat submers heater on stat and they work good for winter. Summer my pond does the watering. Friend has over 100 head use the float/cup solution with heat tape on eadh. He has a string of those things along fence line. seldom has a prob.
What can I say except that i am a whimp !!! Lol !!! An 81 year old running cattle in 40 below weather !!! That's amazing !!!