The hot and humid days of summer are here, and with that comes a high risk of cattle experiencing heat stress. Ensuring that your cattle have access to shade is a simple way to combat heat stress. If natural shade from trees is not an option, a shade structure is an easy, low-cost alternative.
We have several shade structures at Eden Shale that we utilize all summer. The nice thing about these structures is that they are low-cost, portable, and low-maintenance. If shade is not easily accessible on your farm, I highly recommend building a shade structure to protect your herd from heat stress.
You can find more information about shade structures, including design plans, under the "Producer Resources" tab or by clicking the button below.
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