Factors that Influence Heat Stress

Factors that Influence Heat Stress

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin

“When assessing the factors that lead to heat stress, we know that the nighttime temperature is very important. If it doesn’t drop down below 70° [F] during the night, cattle start getting too hot,” he says. The heat is cumulative, and if they can’t dissipate heat into the cooler night air, their body temperature will slowly rise during a multi-day heat wave.

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