Expert offers tips on handling cattle in hot weather

Cattle producers urged to take precautions to minimize heat stress placed on cattle.

Cattle producers are urged to take precautions to minimize the heat stress placed on cattle. As summer approaches, it's important for cattle producers to make plans to help reduce stress on cattle during hot weather, according to Nebraska Extension educator Rob Eirich, who directs the Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance program.

Cattle producers can determine the risk in cattle handling by referring to the temperature-humidity index, or heat index.

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