Water and shade reduce impact of heat stress on cattle

Water and shade reduce impact of heat stress on cattle

Peter Vitti

Grainews

Breeding cattle can suffer from heat stress in the summer, too. It is well accepted by most local beef producers that air temperatures will often exceed 30 C during most of our summers. Add in the days of high humidity, not a whisper of breeze and the expected onslaught of horn and face files, it might be a wonder that cows can get rebred at all. Fortunately, there are a couple of things that we can do in order to reduce heat stress in breeding cattle.

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