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Heat-stressed cows could have premature calves

August 7, 2012 at 4:55 a.m. | Updated August 7, 2012 at 4:55 a.m.

Missouri farmers have been cautioned to watch for premature births of calves caused by heat stress on pregnant cows.

"Pregnant cows under stress need to be watched closely," said David Patterson MU beef production specialist.

Cows stressed by recent extreme heat can cause them to deliver calves early.

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