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sweating steer

Post by Hobby Hereford » Fri Nov 19, 2004 10:23 am

Son's 4h Angus steer has started sweating quite a bit in the last 24 hours, his coat is soaked from his back half way down his sides...eating and drinking fine? Could it be the weather in November is very warm for this area? Any input is appreciated.



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Post by tracy » Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:23 pm

i have show steers who have recently started sweating ,all it is ,is that they are eating grain which makes them heat up and the fact that they are getting a little bit fat doesnt help either.no need to worry if eating and drinking well...and where do you live

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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:04 pm

Yes, the cattle will get wet with this unseasonably warm weather in NY. Just be careful that he doesn't get chilled when the temp swings the other way. Keep him out of drafts if he's inside.
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Re: sweating steer

Post by Steershower » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:55 pm

My steer is inside and it has been -20--30 outside and he still sweats and j do t know why either! Anybody else have and suggestions on why

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Re: sweating steer

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:39 am

Sick? Is he eating well? What is the temperature INSIDE? How much hair?
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Re: sweating steer

Post by Steershower » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:51 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:39 am
Sick? Is he eating well? What is the temperature INSIDE? How much hair?
I do not think that he is sick he is eatin 20lbs a day of just grain that is the temperature outside but it's probably close to -10 inside he has lots of hair hasn't been clipped yet.

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Re: sweating steer

Post by DLD » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:58 am

It’s probably more condensation rather than sweat, as the cold dry air draws the moisture from his warmer body. It happens inside barns a lot in cold weather, especially if you’ve washed and dried, then come back later to find them damp again. It’s part of why some folks run fans when it seems cold enough not to. If he seems to be feeling fine and eating well, I wouldn’t worry about it.

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Re: sweating steer

Post by Nesikep » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:24 am

Wow, 14 year old thread dug up!

It sounds like condensation to me as well
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Re: sweating steer

Post by Son of Butch » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:38 am

IF he's still eating well, since November of 2004.... he'll be fine.
But the barn roof may have rusted out by now from all the condensation. :)

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