While the next several days will bring cooler weather, it's never too soon to start thinking about livestock heat stress as we head towards more hot summer days.
That's according to K-State Research and Extension Livestock Production Agent Wendie Powell, who says problems can arise when temperatures don't go down at night.
Powell says lack of air movement and animal crowding can contribute to heat stress, and the solution is to provide plenty of shade and fresh water. In addition, Powell says there are resources available for producers through the Kansas Mesonet.
Powell says this seven-day forecast can be helpful in planning, especially if producers are considering moving livestock. A link to the Kansas Mesonet is available here.