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Crstalyx Block Blog- Goodbye winter, hello heat stress: Tips on keeping cattle comfortable

April 22, 2019

While some areas of the country are still getting over the long-suffered winter weather conditions, other parts of the U.S. have warmed up to typical mid-spring temperatures. As I write this from my home in Virginia, we are expecting highs in the 80s for most of this week — which means that livestock here and in other parts of the South are already experiencing some form of heat stress. Fortunately, at this time of year, temperatures are not yet extreme, and, at night, they typically decrease until they fall below the heat stress threshold. We know, however, that higher sustained temperatures and humidity are right around the corner, so we cannot afford to delay making preparations that will help our...

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