Follow these steps to protect your cattle from the summer heat

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As temperatures continue to rise, now is the time for you to protect your cattle from the heat.

Heat has the power to stunt your animal’s growth performance, affecting its fertility and general welfare. However, there are ways to reduce these impacts.

The most obvious and important is to give your animals plenty of clean water, and it should be offered in several shady, familiar locations so they can easily access it.

Secondly, you should provide enough shade so they can cool off easily. This can be done in the form of canopies, shade shelters, or trees.

Finally, only transport animals if necessary. It not only adds physical stress, but can increase their body temperature by three degrees.

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