By Sam Walton
As a farmer, I usually find the winter months the most challenging but the recent high temperatures have made me think again.
It’s been a busy few months on the farm and the dry weather has meant that we’ve managed to get on with most of the summer work, but it’s not all been plain sailing. Last week we saw temperatures reach 34 degrees at the farm and that can cause huge issues for our animals. In temperatures that high, it’s vital to keep the animals as cool as possible by any means possible.
Cows love cooler temperatures and once they get too hot there are all sorts of problems that can occur. One of my best Hereford cows Belle and her new calf have had a rough couple of weeks due to the recent heatwave and somehow now the winter months don’t seem too bad!
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