Amid temperatures in the mid 90s, cattle are needing way to keep cool and avoid the affects of heat stress. Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension beef specialist, says a key component of beating the heat is access to shade.
Bailey stresses that multiple areas of shade are needed to keep different problems from emerging.
MU Extension beef specialist Eric Bailey adds that cattle that eat fescue infected with a toxic endophyte are at additional risk from the effects of heat stress. Additional tips and warning signs about heat stress are available on the MU Extension website.