Monday, December 01, 2014

Early Cold Blast Prompts Livestock Cold Stress Warning - Full Article

By University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment
Nov 25, 2014

An early blast of arctic cold has landed in the Bluegrass, putting pressure on farmers to make sure their animals are ready for the assault.

“Some locations may even see the livestock cold stress index dip into the emergency category early next week,” said Matt Dixon, agricultural meteorologist for the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “This arctic air mass will continue to build over the next few days, and the lows the next few nights will bottom out in the upper teens and low 20s for most areas of the state. Wind chills could very well dip into the single digits at times on Monday and Tuesday night...”

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