dairy cows, heat stress, milk production, cattle management
Alleviating heat stress is critical to milk production. Heat stress from high environmental temperatures can be compounded by mistakes in managing and feeding the cows. Water is your first concern during periods of high temperatures. Water physical properties—heat conductivity and latent heat of vaporization—help transfer heat from the body of the animal to the environment.
Garcia, Alvaro, "Dealing with Heat Stress in Dairy Cows" (2006). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 122.
Updated January 2006.