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Heat Stress Management of Dairy Cows

27 June 2016

GLOBAL - Lower production and other consequences of heat stress can begin at a temperature of just 22°C. Here are tips to cope with the challenge.

Modern dairy breeds like the Holstein Friesian breed are developed in northern countries, meaning they are tolerant towards cold weather conditions but susceptible to heat. In many areas around the world, summers are hot and long. This is not only a challenge to humans but even more so for dairy cows, as they are already exposed to heat stress when temperatures rise above 22°C, especially when accompanied by high humidity.


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