Cold stress emergency for livestock, pets
by Aimee Nielson, UK Ag News
Dec 25, 2013 | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend | print
<i>Matt Barton/UK Agricultural Communications</i>
Matt Barton/UK Agricultural Communications
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LEXINGTON – It’s officially winter according to the calendar, but Kentucky has already seen a fair amount of winter weather and cold temperatures will prevail the next few days. Agricultural meteorologists from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment warned that arctic cold the next few nights will create a livestock cold stress emergency.

“The lows the next couple of nights will be chilly, in the teens,” said Tom Priddy, UK agricultural meteorologist. “Wind chill temperatures will get as low as 5 degrees during this period.”

Priddy said the combination of cold air and winds will put most parts of Kentucky into periods of dangerous and emergency categories for livestock cold stress.

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