Summer 2018: Hot weather and potential risks to livestock health and welfare

Temperatures during June 2018 rose well above average in some regions of Great Britain (GB), with the Meteorological Office recording well below average rainfall levels. These trends appear to be continuing in early July. Below average temperatures in early spring meant a delayed start to the growing season, with many areas of GB now potentially facing drought conditions. In response, the NFU has reopened its Fodder Bank to help farmers source forage and straw.

Find more details on associated livestock health, welfare and production problems that may arise in this useful pdf. (.pdf)