Animals need extra feed, shelter to fight the cold

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Posted: January 7, 2014

The Winchester Star

Herdsman Darren Watts feeds a Jersey calf Monday afternoon at Waverly Farm in Clear Brook. Watts said that with their coats and shelters at the dairy farm, the calves should do fine in predicted low temperatures. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Teresa Norton’s English mastiff Fiona wears one of Norton’s sweatshirts Monday afternoon as protection from cold winds. The 1-year-old dog weighs 157 pounds. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Frederick Bruffy (left) and Sara Hazard fit a horse blanket to “Bear” on Monday afternoon on Warm Spring Road in Green Spring in preparation for predicted low temperatures and wind chills.

WINCHESTER — Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent Corey Childs is urging everyone with pets and livestock to take extra care of their animals as long as the frigid temperatures hold.

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