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Farmers work double to protect livestock through polar vortex

Posted at 6:13 PM, Feb 04, 2019

It's too early to tell if the cold weather snap has impacted crops across Wisconsin but for one farmer, he is feeling the affects of the Polar Vortex.

Mark Godsell of Godsell Farms lost 25 chickens because of the cold. Mark said livestock can normally survive harsh Wisconsin winter conditions, he had to feed his cows double to help keep them warm.

“I lock them in here at night, but even, then they get wet from the snow and we lost about 25,” said Mark.

Mark said although the weather conditions were brutal to work in, dealing with a changing climate is all part of the job.

“There is not much you can do. Sometimes you have to replant and you just start over,” said Mark.

Although most of the livestock can survive harsh condition winter conditions.