Market Journal: As Temperatures Rise, Don't Let your Cattle Suffer

Market Journal: As Temperatures Rise, Don't Let your Cattle Suffer

June 26, 2009

On this week's Market Journal Extension Host Doug Jose talks with Dr. Dee Griffin, Extension feedlot veterinarian, about protecting cattle from heat stress. A temperature-humidity index of over 85 and night temperatures that stay over 70°F can create a dangerous situation for cattle. Getting cattle water and providing for air movement are critical to providing a safe environment.


Other segments on this week's program include:

  • Cattle market with Mike Briggs, Briggs Feedlot near Seward;
  • Nebraska's current status as a Bovine Tuberculosis-free state with Dr. David Smith, Extension dairy and beef veterinarian;
  • Potential diseases in soybeans with Loren Giesler, Extension plant pathologist; and
  • Ag weather update, with Al Dutcher, Nebraska state climatologist.

On the next Market Journal on July 3 Ron Plain will discuss the hog markets and Rick Rasby, Extension beef specialist, will continue the discussion on protecting cattle from heat stress.


Broadcast times

NET1 - Saturday, 7 a.m. CT
NET2 - Sunday, 9 a.m. CT
Dish Network, Channel 9411
Friday, 12:30 p.m. CT
Sunday, 9:30 p.m. CT
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. CT

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