By: Elsie J. McCoy and Steve J. Bartle

Heat stress in feedlot cattle has serious animal welfare and economic implications. Documented feedlot cattle losses have exceeded 5,000 head in seven of the last 20 years, and non-death costs are estimated at five to 10 times greater than death losses (Mader, 2014). Environmental conditions including ambient temperature, humidity, wind, and solar radiation can affect heat load.

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Digi-Star introduces the StockWeigh Low Profile Scale. This wide-platform scale comes standard with an Animat™ maximum-grip surface rubber mat, making…

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