There are definitely some dangers producers need to be aware of.
Cattle producers are urged to stay on their toes.  Farm production advisor John McGregor says the bitterly cold weather can pose serious risks to farm animals.  He says cattle need adequate windbreaks particularly during times like this when there are wind chill warnings for days in a row.  Another way to protect cattle from the cold, feeding them later in the day which will allow them to create more body heat during the coldest hours of night.  McGregor says cattle also need extra hay beds to protect them from the ground which is very cold right now.  He encourages producers to contact their local MAFRI office for more detailed information as to which feed is best for their cattle during certain temperatures.