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Shade area requirements for beef feed lots in the Imperial Valley

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C. F. Kelly, University of California, Davis.
T. E. Bond, University of California, Davis.
W. N. Garrett, Imperial Valley Field Station, University of California.

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California Agriculture 14(9):11-12.

Published September 01, 1960

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Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: One-fourth of all of California's feed-lot cattle are in the Imperial Valley—a seemingly unfavorable environment for livestock production in the summer months. From June through September, daily temperatures average about 90° F., and frequently do not go below 80° F. Air temperatures above the animal's body temperatures may prevail for as long as eight or nine hours every day; and, because of the southern latitude and almost cloudless skies, the solar radiation is intense. But by good management practices involving corrals open to breezes, drinking water as cool as possible, proper rations, and well-designed shades, the Valley feeder has been able to obtain efficient gains.

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Shade area requirements for beef feed lots in the Imperial Valley

C. F. Kelly, T. E. Bond, W. N. Garrett
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Shade area requirements for beef feed lots in the Imperial Valley

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
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Authors

C. F. Kelly, University of California, Davis.
T. E. Bond, University of California, Davis.
W. N. Garrett, Imperial Valley Field Station, University of California.

Publication Information

California Agriculture 14(9):11-12.

Published September 01, 1960

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: One-fourth of all of California's feed-lot cattle are in the Imperial Valley—a seemingly unfavorable environment for livestock production in the summer months. From June through September, daily temperatures average about 90° F., and frequently do not go below 80° F. Air temperatures above the animal's body temperatures may prevail for as long as eight or nine hours every day; and, because of the southern latitude and almost cloudless skies, the solar radiation is intense. But by good management practices involving corrals open to breezes, drinking water as cool as possible, proper rations, and well-designed shades, the Valley feeder has been able to obtain efficient gains.

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