Cold weather brings stress on cattle

Cold weather brings stress on cattle

Rusty Evans

The Leaf Chronicle

Tennessee cattle producers should be concerned about the cold weather during the week and on into the winter months.

The cold weather that we have had across Tennessee this week and into the weekend will be stressful on cattle. As the temperature drops, the feed needs of cattle increase.

Cattle are stressed when they are exposed to weather conditions below their critical environmental temperature. For cattle, that temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is at freezing.

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