Preventing Heat Stress In Cattle Takes Priority In Summer

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Summer is here and so is the heat. While animal owners are sure to give pets plenty of water and shade, it is just as important for ranchers to have enough water and shade for cattle and other grazing animals. Noble Foundation Livestock Consultant Deke Alkire, Ph.D., explained that heat stress can greatly impact cattle performance through decreased milk production and subsequent calf growth, decreased reproductive performance in cows and bulls, and decreased stocker and feeder calf performance.

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