Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Calving Season Underway

Photo: Courtesy of Kimmel Dalley
Ranchers Struggle with Bitter Cold

Blackfoot--Chris and Kimmel Dalley of the Pale Horse Cattle Company are in the middle of calving season and the 10-degree temperatures, 4 inches of snow and strong winds outside of Blackfoot, Idaho are just a distraction.

"I don't believe in global warming," said Dalley who has worked day and night keeping an eye on his cattle during this critical season. "It got up to 27 this afternoon, its cold for March but not at all unusual; everythings on schedule and going smoothly," said Dalley.

A series of late season storms and cool temperatures has farmers itching with cabin fever, but ranchers traditionally work through it. Dalley, at this 10-pm writing was out checking on cattle, and said he was thankful for the light of the full moon and that he's looking forward to 50-degree temps this weekend.

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