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Tips to Keep Your Livestock Cool this Summer

State fair time is finally here! Not only does August signify the start of many fairs in the United States, it also brings the hottest temperatures of the year for many areas including here in Iowa!  Hundreds of thousands of people will be attending the Iowa State Fair this week in Des Moines where temperatures could reach the 90s.

As you know, the livestock barns are a staple of many fairs and will draw huge crowds during the day. In order to keep stress levels down and the animals performing at the highest level possible they need to be protected from the heat and humidity.  Here are some tips for keeping your animals cool during the summer months: