The Agricultural Research Service, a branch of the US Department of Agriculture, is launching an innovative new smartphone app that is designed to study and forecast weather conditions, so that farmers and ranchers can take steps to prevent against the onset of heat stress in cattle.
Heat stress in cattle is a major problem that can result in everything from stunted growth and vulnerability to disease to even death. Now, people can use the Heat Stress app, which is available for download for both iOS and Android platforms, to receive notifications about high temperatures, humidity and even solar radiation, helping them to take proactive steps to prevent their cattle from suffering discomfort due to heat.
The Heat Stress app speaks to the utility of apps to disperse already existing information in order to reduce suffering and improve productivity.
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