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Webinar: The National Cattle Comfort Advisor: a Tool for Managing Heat and Cold Stress
Thursday, 07 September 2017, 3:00
Thursday, September 7, 2017. 3:00PM Eastern Time. Webinar: The National Cattle Comfort Advisor: a Tool for Managing Heat and Cold Stress. Albert Sutherland, Oklahoma State University. Sponsored by The Climate Learning Network. More information here.
Cattle are susceptible to heat and cold stress. In the worst case situations, extreme heat or cold can cause animal fatalities. In less extreme conditions, heat or cold can increase an animal’s susceptibility to disease, negatively impact reproduction, or decrease animal gain. To put numbers to cattle heat and cold stress, a new National Cattle Comfort Advisor has been developed. This online product is updated hourly. It is based on a livestock stress formula introduced in 2010 by animal scientists at the University of Nebraska. The National Cattle Comfort Advisor and an Oklahoma Cattle Comfort Advisor were developed by the Oklahoma Mesonet. Support for the National Cattle Comfort Advisor was provided as part of USDA AFRI grant #2014-67004-21624.
In this Climate Learning Network/ANREP Climate Science Initiative webinar, Albert Sutherland, OSU Mesonet Agricultural Coordinator, will guide participants through the National Cattle Comfort Advisor's features and answer questions about its development and use.