Take precautions when using heat lamps for newborn livestock


March 20, 2023

When used properly, heat lamps can help newborn livestock stay warm during harsh weather.

As spring approaches, many ranchers are preparing a clean, dry and warm place for newborn animals. Frigid temperatures in the Upper Midwest make it a challenge for producers to keep our newborn livestock warm and protected from the harsh, winter elements.

One option for keeping newborn livestock warm is to provide supplemental heat by installing heat lamps. However, severe risks can accompany t...

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