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K-State vet shares tips for managing cattle heat stress

Managing heat conditions is important for cattle comfort and efficiency

Not only do hot summer days make people uncomfortable outdoors, it can also impact livestock.

K-State Research and Extension beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff said temperature, humidity, wind speed and solar radiation all affect cattle. Not only do producers need to watch daytime temperatures, Tarpoff said nighttime temperatures are just as important in preventing heat stress.

“They really need about six hours of nighttime cooling to dissipate the heat load they accumulated during the day,” Tarpoff said.

A forecasting tool Tarpoff recommends is the Kansas Mesonet. Read more >>>

Sustainable Grazing Practices

Anaplasmosis webinar recording, Gregg Hanzlicek, DVM

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Use of KSU’s Beef Replacement Decision Aide in Assessing Herd Expansion and Contraction, Glynn Tonsor, K-State Department of Agricultural Economics


Monthly closeout data from various Kansas feedlots are summarized to provide average values for days on feed, average daily gain, harvest weight, dry matter feed conversion, cost of gain, and death loss, as well as corn and alfalfa hay prices.
Employee management tips from #KSUASI's Justin Waggoner.
Feedlot tips from #KSUASI's Justin Waggoner.