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Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery for Beef Cattle Operations

Publication Number: P2507
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Hurricanes can cause severe losses to livestock and livestock facilities. Having a plan and taking preventative measures before a hurricane makes landfall will help to lessen the negative impacts on beef-cattle operations, including animal and financial losses. Furthermore, proper planning may also reduce human and environmental hazards sometimes encountered after a hurricane.

Hurricane season on the Gulf Coast begins on June 1 and ends November 30. Livestock producers can use the following information to help create hurricane-readiness plans and to become better prepared when hurricanes threaten their operations in Mississippi. Good hurricane readiness plans for livestock should include both preparedness and recovery phases.

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Beef Cattle Health Animal Disaster Response Epidemiology Preventive Medicine

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