Local farmers talk about difficulties working in the snow

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COMANCHE, Okla. - Monday’s snow made it difficult for folks who work outside, especially farmers.

“Saturday it was about 60 here and today it's 22,” Mike McCord said.

McCord’s cattle farm is in Stephens County, near Comanche.

A longtime Oklahoma farmer, he’s used to a drastic change in the air.

“We'll have about 275 head we have to feed today,” McCord said.

They were about halfway through by 2pm Monday.

The ice and snow were making things a lot more difficult to get around.

“The cattle are obviously hungry, and we try to keep hay out for them when there's snow on the ground because they can't get to vegetation,” McCord said.

They returned later to prep for more snow flurries and freezing temperatures overnight.

“Once we've put out the feed we'll come back and get a tractor, load hay and try to put hay out for all the cattle so they'll have something to eat till it melts off,” McCord said.

Hopefully that’s sooner than later with spring just around the corner.


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