Local

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.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Four Dead in Sisseton Shooting

police lights

Authorities are looking for a suspect in connection with a multiple homicide in Sisseton.

in National

Making headlines this week

AP333203377986

A look back at the biggest newsmakers this week and the headline you may have missed.

in National

House Republicans sue over Obamacare

obamacare

Republicans sued over the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

in National

Lexus recalling 422K cars to fix fuel leak

lexus

The fuel leak can increase the risk of fire, safety regulators say.

in National

Thanksgiving travel at a 7-year high

gas

More than 46 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend.