Now that it's getting hot out, farmers make sure you watch for heat stress in livestock.
Heather Schlesser, the Marathon County Dairy Agent, stopped by NewsChannel 7 at Noon to talk about what you need to watch out for.
Here are the signs of heat stress:
1. Bunching in the shade
2. Increased breathing
3. Open mouth breathing (panting)
5. Decreased milk production
6. Decreased feed intake
Severe heat stress:
1. Lack of coordination and trembling
Here's how you can reduce it:
1. Avoid handling, transporting, moving, or processing cattle in afternoon/ evening
2. Provide additional water
3. Provide shade
4. Sprinkle cattle and pen with water - large droplets
5. Provide adequate ventilation