Sunscreen for cows: UK farmers struggle to cope with heatwave

Traditional farming shows its benefits as stone barns and hedgerows provide cattle with relief from the heat

Sunscreen and waiter service for cows, and a renewed appreciation for traditional countryside structures such as stone barns and hedgerows, are some of the modern and ancient ways in which farmers are trying to cope with the heatwave.

Record temperatures and a lack of rainfall have drawn comparisons with 1976, the UK’s biggest drought in living memory. Forecasters say the hot weather is set to continue, probably for weeks.

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