Heat stress related resources
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
USDA-ARS U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Neb.
- Main heat stress website
- Actions to minimize heat stress
- Cattle risk factors
- Forecasting heat stress
Using USDA-ARS Heat Stress App (IBC video, 4:01)
IBC news and releases
Heat Stress article (June 2020 IBC Growing Beef newsletter)
Grazing Down Corn (IBC)
Heat Stress in Beef Cattle (ISU PMR-1016)
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).