Hot, Hot, Hot

This week doesn’t look favorable for man or beast, with the high heat and humidity. It is kind of interesting, as it was just a few months back we were complaining about how cold and wet our spring had been and that we were in need for the hot stuff. Well we sure got it now! However many county fairs start this week leaving fair exhibitors looking for coolness for both themselves and their fair animals. When temperatures reach above 80 degrees and the relative humidity is above 65 percent, comfort is certainly compromised. This kind of weather can be especially deadly for swine, as they have non-functioning sweat glands. Here are some suggestions to keep your animals cool.

Read this fact sheet for more information on managing your animals. Livestock Comfort at the Fair

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