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Heading off heat stress

As the temperatures and humidity elevate, it is important to understand and manage to prevent heat stress in your cattle herd. Heat stress can lower performance and in severe cases cause death. Here are some recommendations to keep heat stress at a minimum. Management tips to reduce heat stress: ·      Ensure that water is clean and plentiful. Cattle will drink more water in times of extreme heat. According to Oklahoma State Extension, a lactating cowmay consumer 18% of their body weight in water....



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