At the Kendrick Farm in northeast, Missouri they raise cattle and right now they are eating grass and while they have hay saved up for dry conditions and the winter, it is a fraction of what it should be right now.
“Hay got really short. There was a lot of hay brought into the area from 50 miles plus for instance and it was expensive and there were people who did not opt to do that and had to sell cows,” Kendrick added.
He hopes the rain will help the grass grow, so they can build up their hay stockpile before winter.
- Avoid transporting animals in heat over 80F with high humidity.
- Park vehicles loaded with livestock in the shade.
- Deliver animals at night or in early morning, and use wet bedding to transport hogs in hot weather.
- Provide fresh drinking water at all times, and provide shade in resting, eating, and watering areas.
- Use a water sprinkling system to cool animals.