n Farmer’s Weekly - Keeping it cool : dealing with extreme temperatures - livestock - managing heat stress

Volume 2020 Number 20004
  • ISSN : 0041-848X


South Africa’s increasingly common heatwave conditions pose a major threat to the country’s farmed cattle, sheep and goats, which often feed and live outdoors. Lloyd Phillips spoke to a number of experts in the field about the negative effects of extremely high temperatures on livestock, and practical methods a farmer can use to mitigate these.

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