Tag Archive: Heat

Beat the Heat this Summer – Stay Hydrated for Health

Stay hydrated to beat the heat! Summer is in full swing and our part of the country is very hot.  When the temperature rises, proper hydration is extra important. You need to provide your body with the fluid that it needs to stay healthy. Water regulates many different body processes, including body temperature, digestion, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/31/beat-the-heat-this-summer-stay-hydrated-for-health/

Heat Stress Management for Dairy Cattle

Sigafoose Dairy Farm in Escambia County. Photo Credit: Hank Bignell All livestock are susceptible to heat stress, especially during periods of high humidity such as we are currently experiencing.  Cattle are at particular risk of overheating due to the production of internal heat from fermentation in the rumen (figure 2).  Dairy Farmers especially need to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/17/heat-stress-management-for-dairy-cattle/

Quench Your Thirst to Beat the Heat

“Whew, I’m thirsty!” As temperatures rise, you may be saying that more frequently and for good reason.  Better than one-half of our body weight is water and we lose water daily in sweat, urine, and feces.  Water converts food into energy, regulates our body temperature, protects and cushions vital organs, and promotes regular bowel movements.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/08/quench-your-thirst-to-beat-the-heat/

Chill Out in the Summer Heat

Brutal … Sizzling … Searing.  These words are often used to describe the summer heat in our Southern region of the U.S.  While staying cool in the summer heat is a matter of comfort for most of us, for many folks, excessive exposure to heat can be very dangerous.  Here are some easy-to-follow tips to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/14/chill-out-in-the-summer-heat/

Some Vegetables Can’t Take The Heat But Others Thrive During ‘Hot Times’

Robert Trawick County Agent – Horticulture Jackson County rob.trawick@ufl.edu   When it comes to vegetable gardening in Northern Florida, gardeners should take advantage of our year-round growing season. Yes, even in the torrid depths of summer there are delicious, heat-tolerant vegetables you can plant now to keep your garden productive. Popular vegetables such as tomatoes, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/16/some-vegetables-cant-take-the-heat-but-others-thrive-during-hot-times/

Cattle Heat Synchronization Seminar in Farihope, AL on May 24, 2012

Most cattlemen would agree Estrus Synchronization and Artificial Insemination (ESAI) enables producers to use genetics superior to available natural service sires, however these technologies are utilized by less than five percent of the national cowherd. Although not widely used, ESAI offers significant potential to add value, improve production efficiency and improve profitability. The widespread use …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/26/cattle-heat-synchronization-seminar-in-farihope-al-on-may-24-2012/