We have a snowy start to the new year and the cattle are getting a full ration of grass hay. The top picture show the cow herd including the coming two year old bred heifers (#77 is one) eating hay from one of the old feeding barns on our place. Our property used to be one of the larger dairy farms in the Rogue Valley a few decades ago. It is nice to have this old barn to store our hay and feed during muddy conditions. The bottom picture shows the 9 and 10 month old weaned calves eating hay out on pasture. They are still able to graze some to supplement their hay. If you look right over the top of the calves in the distance, you can see the cows in their paddock loafing after filling up on hay at the barn. Our cattle do quite well in these snowy conditions as they are adapted to cold weather with their winter hair coats and fleshy condition with their fat cover providing good insulation from the freezing temperatures.