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Have been bouncing over the frozen ruts in my little sacrifice feeding area. Taking the advice offered here, I decided as long as the ground was frozen and I had plenty of hay I would roll some out. When it thaws I go back to the rings. I just hate to see them plow the hills in the mud.

It also gave me reason to snap a few pictures.

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Thank you. It's not been a real harsh winter. More cold rains than I care for. I don't test it but my hay seemed to turn out pretty good also.
The first and third pictured are wet with fall calves. I know the last one is heavy bred. I didn't look at her # but I think now the second one is a bred heifer.
 

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Nice cows! Sure has been a wet winter. I have been having some calves the past few weeks with this cold rain we have been getting but they seem to be taking it pretty good.
 
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Thanks for the comments. They're spoiled compared to some. Thawing out quickly today so I'm going back to the rings. The way this wind is blowing I don't think they could chase it down if I did roll any out.
A.J.- I spent some time working in the country's mid section during winter months. After seeing the conditions some of the stock endured there I promised never to feel too sorry for mine again.
greybeard - Learned the hard way if I allow one nursing a four month old calf to lose too much condition this time of year you'll be June getting her back in shape.
pricefarm - Good luck with your new calves. I hope mine don't start 'til the end of next month at the earliest.
 

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