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Extension Specialist Says Keep Dairy Cattle Cool To Avoid Heat Stress

Extension Specialist Says Keep Dairy Cattle Cool To Avoid Heat Stress

Hot temperatures and high humidity levels this week in South Dakota will cause problems for dairy cattle who aren’t acclimated to that following mild summer conditions.  SDSU Extension Dairy Specialist Alvaro Garcia says the combination of those factors will make them feel heat stress.

Garcia recommends to cut down on any stress, not to move the cattle. He says producers should use sprinklers and fans to keep the cattle cool.

He says when dairy cattle are heat stressed they’ll produce less milk.

Garcia advises working with your nutritionist to properly adjust the feed rations during times of high heat and humidity and let the cattle stand up as that improves air circulation and helps with cooling.

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