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Changing cattle climates

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MurraysMutts

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Wonder what happens when ya move cattle from hot/dry climate (central texas) to a place that is not hot and dry. More specifically, almost freezing and wet.
With wind chills well below freezing.
Temps to come back up in the 50-60 degree mark within a week or two.

These are mostly corriente, brahma, braford, hereford breeds.

Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

I have but one brahma. One hereford. And a lot of mutts.
They are all getting haired up already as the weather here has been quite seasonable. But they have been accustomed to this for all their lives.

If I were looking to buy and move cattle,
Best case?
Worst case?
 

Buck Randall

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Worst case scenario is probably just a respiratory outbreak from the stress. I don't know much about brahman cattle, but freezing or just below isn't a problem for herefords or corrientes. Even without being acclimated, that's just not very cold.
 

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