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New Shade System at Texas Tech University's Beef Center Helps Keep Cattle Comfortable, Healthy

Oklahoma Farm Report

September 22, 2017

Oklahoma Farm Report - An innovative, new animal welfare product recently installed at the Texas Tech University Beef Center is providing researchers a unique opportunity to evaluate the impact that shade can have on animal health and wellness.

The shade system was developed and sold by NetPro, an Australian company that focuses on animal welfare products and solutions for livestock producers. After learning about the NetPro system, faculty and staff in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences recognized its potential benefits and was excited to install one for the cattle at the Beef Center.

Nathan Reeves, director of the Beef Center, helped oversee the installation process. He said he has already seen the positive effects it has on the cattle, noting the system can reduce temperatures on the pen floors by as much as 20-30 degrees

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