June 8, 2010

“Shirt-sleeve temperature (ambient) for cattle with any kind of hair coat is about 55° F.,” says Dee Griffin, feedlot production management veterinarian at the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center. He was discussing heat stress at the recent International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium hosted by Kansas State University. “At 82° they enter the upward critical temperature.”

  That’s a timely reminder as the southern High Plains swelters amid the season’s first heat wave. 

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