Livestock Expert On Scorching Heat

After a week of scorching temperatures in the mid 90s and with heat indexes of 100 degrees or more, Ohio and Pennsylvania crop and livestock farmers saw a wide range of effects from last week’s heat wave, mostly negative.

Livestock expert John Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator, wrote about the adverse effects of heat in the July 20 edition of the Ohio Beef Cattle Letter.  The most important nutrient right now, he said, is water.

For Wayne County dairyman Tom Noyes, the biggest challenge has been wind damage. The Creston, Ohio, Jersey farmer lost three barn roofs to high winds Friday afternoon and has a construction expert on site making repairs this week.

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