January 30, 2019

New post, a few days early

Topic: Education

By Joey Myers, NDFB Director of Organizational Development

As I sit here and write this blog post, on January 30, my fingers are still freezing from doing morning chores. I grew up 20 miles from where I live now so I am used to North Dakota winters. However, I will admit this week has been a cold one (-30 without the wind chill). Schools and businesses are closing. Ranches never close. No matter what we still need to feed the cows, thaw their water and keep a watchful eye on them.

I grew up raising cattle and this is exactly where I want to be. On our ranch we start calving a little earlier than most ranchers. We raise primarily show cattle and they need to be older and bigger when we sell them in the fall. So, we brave the frigid temperatures every January and February.

Some things most people don’t know about cows is they are very hardy. If you feed them more, give them ample dry bedding and a wind break, this cold is just another day to them. They continue to grow their calves in their bellies.

Read the rest of Joey's post on My NDFB Life.