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Impacts of Heat on Plants and Animals and What You Can Do

Just like people across the world, graziers are dealing with some especially difficult weather. Too much heat in most places, too much precipitation in others, it’s all challenging our ability to adjust and be resilient. So this week I’m giving you some ideas for how to protect livestock and your resources. I hope it’s helpful.

Post-Flood Tips

I shared this information after a devastating flood in Colorado. It shares tips useful to graziers after the flood waters have passed.

Feeding Livestock After a Flood

Tall Fescue Cautions

For those of you in the steamy south where you’re having high temps and may be in for some rain as well, here’s an article on the dangers this can cause for folks grazing endophyte-infected tall fescue.

Beware of Grazing Tall Fescue During Hot Months

Helping Livestock

I shared a link to this article earlier this year, but it seems especially important now as the heat just builds and goes on and on.

Managing Livestock Heat Stress

Food for Thought

It’s not just people and livestock that suffer in the heat. Plants suffer too. This article shows us how the planet’s rising temperatures will affect plant growth in the future.

How Rising Temperatures Affect Plants’ Ability to Survive

Making Life Better for Plants and Us

The good news is, there is something we can do about all this heat and drought. Check it out.

Soil quality critical to help plants weather heat stress from climate change

And the Funnies…

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Kathy Voth
Kathy Vothhttps://onpasture.com
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.

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