Heat stress related resources

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Increasing heat and humidity requires awareness of your livestock and possible adjustments to your grazing practices, feed supplies and management practices.

Check out this list of resources from Iowa State University and other appropriate sources.

Iowa State University People
Iowa State University Extension beef specialists
Iowa State University Extension field agronomists
Iowa State University Extension farm management specialists

Awareness
USDA-ARS U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Neb.


Using USDA-ARS Heat Stress App (IBC video, 4:01)

IBC news releases
Preparing for Heat Stress Possibilities (2019 IBC news release)
Heat Mitigation Awareness and Strategies for Beef Producers (2017 IBC news release)

Resources
Heat Stress in Beef Cattle link opens in new window/tab (ISU)
Managing Feedlot Heat Stress link opens in new window/tab (UNL and U.S. Meat Animal Research Center)

Other topics
Blue-green Algae (ISU)

Weather maps and reports
USDA-ARS detailed heat stress forecasts for the United States

USDA smartphone app
Provides forecasts of weather conditions that can trigger heat stress in cattle. Free download from Google Play (Android) and App Store (Apple devices)