Round bales of hay or barns and other structures also aid in blocking those strong, winter winds. Although snow might be a welcome sign to drought-stricken areas, it is still something that must be considered when managing penned livestock.
Always, shovel, scrape or plow snow away from pens and never allow build up.
Oklahoma winters pale in comparison to some of our Northern neighbors, but occasionally we will have severe weather come our way.
Proper planning in the face of a winter weather event can really help an Ag operation run smoothly.
Heath Herje is an agriculture educator for Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service in Cleveland County. He also writes on wildlife issues. He can be reached at 405-321-4774.