Ranchers face first significant snowstorm of the season

11 Nov 2022

WILLISTON, N.D. (KUMV) - Winter is officially here after a Colorado low brought significant amounts of snow throughout the region. Now, farmers and ranchers are dealing with the first big weather event of the season.

As snow and cold temperatures move into the area, ranchers like Dylan and Whitney Klasna have to make sure their cows are properly fed. Dealing with drought conditions, snow came a little earlier than expected.

“I wasn’t planning on feeding this heavy yet, but we had a decent hay crop this year,” said Whitney.

In McKenzie County, Titus Stenberg is tending to his herd who were out on pasture. The area saw their first snowfall of the year a few weeks ago, which already melted into the soil. That combined with the current weather may provide him with a head start going into spring.

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