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By Richard L
For the Sentinel 

Think it's cold now?


If you raise livestock, it doesn’t matter what the outside temperature is critters need daily care. After completing our morning routine of delivering hay to hungry cows and checking on frozen water troughs a small group of us get together over hot coffee and lots of bacon. On this morning our discussion turned to describing our worst winters. Dale Cameron, a Centerville farmer who has spent a lifetime around livestock shared a story of conditions far more challenging than we have faced so far this winter. He described feeding cattle 60 years ago, January 26, 1957 when the temperature dropped to a record breaking 49 below zero. A week later the temperature had warmed to a comfortable...

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