Wet Conditions Providing New Challenges to Cattle Producers

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Recent rains and flooding have cattle producers dealing with flooded pastures, water-logged facilities and manure management challenges.
 
“One of the first things to check is structural strength of the livestock buildings, electrical equipment and safety of the water systems,” said Beth Doran, beef specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “The potential for flooded or spilled pesticides, fuel or oil spills and flooded grain bins should also be monitored.”
 
Doran said taking care of animals is a priority.


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