Items Tagged with 'Livestock Health'



Using an Animal Comfort Tool to Monitor Livestock Conditions

Summer brings the heat, often amplified by higher humidity. Warmer-than-normal temperatures, especially at night, can cause heat stress to develop rapidly in livestock. The Kansas Mesonet has an Animal Comfort Tool that can help monitor conditions and aid farmers in making the best management decisions.

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Turning to Covers for Better Soils and Livestock Health

Craig Watson says he’s getting more forage production per year, better animal health, and improved soil tilth and health thanks to adding cover crops to a portion of his Texas ranch.
There was a time when simple things like seeding grasses and taking soil samples was a chore for Craig Watson. When he plowed one of his fields to plant a new variety of fescue, the soil clods were so massive and hard that seedbed preparation was difficult.
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