Young cowboy helps cows beat the heat

Cows are at risk of losing their lives to intense heat

Posted: Jul 19, 2019 6:31 PM
Updated: Jul 19, 2019 6:31 PM

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the recent host weather has made life unbearable for us humans, it's also been unbearable for animals. many cattle are exposed to the extreme heat without much shelter. wayne hereford takes a look at how the cows are coping with the heat. "well we make sure they have water and shade and we give them feed everyday." ten-year old jim edens knows a thing or two about taking care of cows. he is a fifth generation cattleman in the tradition of his forefathers who own the e-4 cattle company in chickasaw county. he says that right now that right now his cows are suffering from the heat. jim says that when its its hot like this ,he does what can to protect the cows. 'to make sure they ,the water and the shade to make sure they stay cool .and the feed and the hay to make sure they stay dry. and the feed to make sure they stay fat." the ten-year old cowboy says the job of keeping them cool is vital because cows heat stress can cause all sorts of problems including reduced milk production, and even death. he adds that taking care of them is a lot like his forefathers did. "because you can't really take a lot of machines or atvs out where its real muddy and stuff. and that's why we ride the horses out there." thanks to jim edens his cows will likely make it home another day despite the heat. in okolona, wayne hereford wtva nine news. the lee county sheriff's
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