Show Animals-Tips for Hot Weather

∑        Provide cool water free choice- insulate hoses to automatic waters
to keep water cool

∑        Make sure there is plenty of shade during all parts of the day-
some shade cloths let too much sunlight through

∑        Use fans to move air over the animals
∑        Apply water on swine for evaporative cooling

Showing during hot Weather

∑        Make sure you take fans that meet barn rules with you.

∑        If an animal gets hot apply water to cool them down

∑        Donít use oil on Hogs at hot weather shows use water

∑        Make sure animals receive enough water to drink

∑        Check on animals often

Just a few tips, have fun and I will see you at the shows.
Tommy Waldrop
Area Livestock Teacher
South Region Agricultural Education
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