Keeping Cattle Cool
Reporter: Sara Geake
If you’re feeling the heat, imagine what the hundred degree temperatures would be like with fur.
The excessive heat is hard on Nebraska’s livestock and as the heat index tops 100 degrees for the second week, Nebraska’s cattle are feeling it.
It’s an annual concern for T & E Cattle Company.
“Cattle don’t have the physical ability to cope with heat such as sweating. They can’t sweat like humans and so the only means they have of cooling their bodies is simply by panting the air in and out,” explained Greg Baxter, T & E Cattle Company Operations Manager.