Help livestock beat the heat

07/18/2011 - 07/27/2011

This time of year, it's tough to find much redeeming about the hot, humid weather in the nation's midsection. That's especially true for your cattle.

 

When the heat index tops 100 degrees, like it has been in much of the Plains and Midwest the last few days, it can really slam your cattle herd health. So, what can you do? Iowa State University Extension beef veterinarian Grant Dewell has a 5-step checklist to run through with your herd whenever the mercury spikes.

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