Cold weather doesn’t always result in a day off

Feb. 7, 2019

By David Nordby The Brillion News

BRILLION – Like a lot of the Midwest, Brillion and the surrounding areas were forced to shut down schools and other activities last week due to historic low temperatures. The weather didn’t allow all professions to remain inside.

“Everything just takes longer. Getting the manure out of the barns, pens clean and stuff like that. Stuff freezes to the bucket,” Daryl Woldt said. “Stuff just takes a lot longer.”

The biggest problem for Woldt and his Woldt Farms in Brillion came from transportation.

“We had some trouble with trucks that we needed to deliver feed to customers with, as far as the diesel fuel gelling up a little bit,” Woldt said.

Woldt says that they were as prepared as possible by winterizing their diesel fuel for the farm’s vehicles.

“There’s not really a whole lot more we can do to be prepared for that kind of weather,” Woldt said.

While some school or activity closings around the state might focus on a specific temperature point, cold tends to be the same for Woldt once it’s in the negatives.

“It seems like when it gets this cold, we’ve had similar problems in the past. I guess this really wasn’t that much worse than other bouts of cold weather,” he said.

Woldt says operations were slowed, but “not dramatically.”

Please see the complete story in the Feb. 7, 2019 print edition of The Brillion News. 

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