Winter Storms and Your Livestock

Winter Storms and Your Pets and Livestock

Winter storms can impact animal health as well as human health. Wind chills and prolonged cold increases an animal's need for shelter, food and water. Dehydration can be a great hazard during winter storms. Prepare now to protect your pets and livestock during winter storms.

Use this checklist to make plans for your pets and livestock before, during, and after a winter storm situation.

Winter Storms and Your Livestock [PDF]

Winter Storms and your Pets [PDF]

Related Websites

Cattle Management in Cold Weather
Website with many management resources for cattle in the winter time.
North Dakota State University Extension Service

Additional Resources

Protecting Pets During Winter Storms

Cold Weather Pet Safety
Tips for keeping your pets safe during the winter.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Protect Your Pet During Winter and Cold Weather
Tips for keeping your pet safe this winter season.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Protecting Livestock During Winter Storms

Windbreak Establishment
Factsheet on layout, site prep and planting of a windbreak to protect your farmstead, animals and crops.
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
Windbreaks for Livestock Operations
Factsheet describing the winter and summer protection windbreaks can have for your livestock.
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
Winter Livestock Management
Tips for keeping livestock safe during winter weather.
Oregon State University Extension Service
Winter Power Failure On The Farm: Keeping Animals and Equipment Safe
Factsheet describing precautions to take to protect poultry, livestock and equipment during a power outage in the winter.
University of Wisconsin Extension