Heat

Renaissance Report June 2013

HEAT & HUMIDITY = STRESS!
It is the time of year when we start thinking about the impact of heat and humidity on dairy cows and indeed all livestock. This is nothing new... it comes around each year with notable regularity. The "dog days" of summer can plague any dairy producer's productivity and profitability, with the impact of heat stress lasting well into the fall. The recommendations are always much the same - but it never hurts to be reminded of feed, nutrition and management strategies that help to address these situations.

Reducing Heat Stress for Dairy Cattle...

Heat stress takes a toll on dairy cattle almost every summer, with the impact continuing long after summer heat has past and weather beging to cool. At temperatures above 77 degrees fahrenheit, cows have to use energy to cool themselves through heat loss via the skin and respiritory tract. High producing cows are the most sensitive to heat stress because of their high feed intake...

Some Suggestions to Deal with Heat Stress in Dairy Cows

Summer is here and it is a time many of us look forward to with warmer temperatures and longer days after a long cold winter. However the dairy cows we work with don't look at summer in the same light as we do. Summer temperatures and humidity can play havoc on dairy cows, affecting production, milk components, reproduction, and health...

Dairyinfo May 2012

COW MILKING PREP & INCOME
Would you like to decrease somatic cell count (SCC)? Would you like to increase milk flow rate and shorten milking time, while improving teat end health? The income maker on any dairy farm is the production of large quantities of high quality milk. So, why is milk prep of your cows often a forgotten priority?
To quickly assess your farm’s milking procedure, ask yourself the following questions: Are all milking employees trained in the prep procedure established for your farm?

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