Things are heating up as summer wears on. Iowa State University agricultural engineer Jay Harmon authors a publication that covers four ways to ward off heat stress in livestock.

Factors to consider include reducing the heat load on animals, using evaporative cooling wisely, managing air velocity and learning to use an animal’s thermal capacity to advantage.

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