Hair shedding scores: A tool to select heat tolerant cattle

Hair shedding scores: A tool to select heat tolerant cattle

Jared E. Decker

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Hair shedding scores are an easy and effective way to measure cattle’s ability to cope with heat stress. In this fact sheet, learn the how, when, and why of hair shedding scores. Responsible beef breeding requires matching cattle genetics to production environment. This is necessary for at least three reasons: Profitability, animal well-being and improved environmental impact.

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