With the current hot temperatures predicted to last, there is an increased risk of serious welfare problems for all livestock species.
All animals should be offered shaded areas with access to plenty of clean water. With many parts of the country facing drought conditions, it is important to ensure that you have a contingency plan in place to provide your animals with sufficient water. Defra provides some useful guidance on water provision, including what to do if water supplies are interrupted.
If you're providing natural shade, ensure appropriate insect repellent is being used.
Birds are very susceptible to heat stress. If housed indoors, the stocking density within the farm buildings should be reduced to allow sufficient air to circulate.