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Study looks for cattle resiliency to heat and cold

Scientists are trying to determine if cattle in Alberta being selected as more feed efficient are also more resilient at coping with extremes in heat and cold.

“Our cows here, they are exposed throughout the year to these huge variations in temperature, and we need to look at them and see what’s going on,” said Gleise Silva, the first Beef Cattle Research Council Hays Chair in Beef Production Systems at the University of Alberta.

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