Livestock OK in cold with proper care

The county’s plunge into an extended period of temperatures below the freezing mark has varying implications for livestock and domestic animals in the region, according to those in the animal community…Stephen Komar, department head and county agricultural agent at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Sussex County, said livestock’s reaction to the cold can vary, depending on species, but that "traditional beef cows and livestock do well in the cold."

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Mild weather will continue through October

The warm temperatures that kept September’s temperatures above normal for a second year in a row will continue into October, keeping cold fronts currently moving out of the Rocky Mountains from chilling down the East Coast. According to the office of the New Jersey State Climatologist at Rutgers University, the average September temperature for Sussex County is 61.6 degrees.

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