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There’ll Be an App for That

Handling heat stress in livestock will soon be as close as your smartphone

A CAFNR team spanning multiple disciplines is collaborating with journalism and computer science students to develop a simple smartphone app to help producers reduce heat stress in production animals.

Handling the Heat

The heat is on. With temperatures in the high 90s and heat indexes in the triple digits, the next several days could pose significant risks to mid-Missouri livestock. According to USDA data, Missouri ranks ninth in the nation in cattle and beef sales earning more than $370 million in 2010, and its dairy industry has made a significant comeback in…