I new we we had a storm coming last night, so I put the extra effort of putting straw out. I am not sure they had a huge gain in performance because of it. When I went out to feed this morning my calves were real content. The thing I am contemplating is who is most content, the bulls, or me for creating it. This is a maintaining pressure that is positive for me and the animals. I get a good feeling and the calves get comfort. We both get a positive, so to me it was worth the effort.
I did get them up and drove them to feed. They may have been so content that they would have stayed there to long and then over eat and over drink when they did get up. This is combining stockmanship with stewardship.