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Cattle ranchers, farmers protecting animals, crops from high heat

Cattle rancher and farmer Mike Douget is watching the triple digit Heat Index while keeping an eye on his cattle and crops.

“It don’t take long and these cattle they’ll dehydrate and die on,” said Douget, owner of Diamond D Ranch in west Jefferson County.

He is a cattle rancher, farmer and grows turf at his ranch.

He says it’s critical to keep the animals hydrated and the crops and turf watered.

Shade is also important for his cattle.

Douget has an irrigation system, but those who don’t could have major problems.

The cattle consume more than 30 gallons of water each day.

The turf requires at least one inch of water per week.

Date: 24 july 2018
Source: http://kfdm.com/news/local/cattle-ranchers-farmers-protecting-animals-crops-from-high-heat