After a long, cold and unusually wet spring in some parts of the nation, summer is finally making its appearance. As the days get longer and the sun shines hotter, use these tips and tricks to help your cattle handle the heat.
The first thing is to always provide adequate water. When was the last time you thought about how much water your cattle need on a daily basis? You might be surprised about how much this need increases during the summer months, according to Southeast Farm Press.
Water is one of the five basic classes of nutrients required for all beef cattle, and makes up about 98% of all molecules in the body. It is critical for a range of beef cattle body functions including growth, reproduction, lactation, digestion, temperature regulation, and waste removal.
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