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Heat Leads To Livestock Deaths

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Heat Leads To Livestock Deaths

Some livestock deaths have been reported as Nebraska feedlot operators struggle with soaring temperatures, high humidity and little wind. Steve Pritchard, extension educator for Boone and Nance counties, urges cattlemen to take precautions. That includes providing access to cool drinking water and shade, plus, Pritchard says to remove anything that impedes air movement.

Pritchard says it’s important to use sprinklers to wet cattle down in this heat, not misters.

Pritchard urges that any working of cattle be done early in the day and that anything that impedes air movement be removed. For more information on the problem, check the Nebraska Guide to Managing Feedlot Heat Stress, available online or from any local cooperative extension office.

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