Sessions Tagged With 'heat stress'

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Cooling Strategies During Heat Stress

Monday, April 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Dr. Pete Hansen, University of Florida Cooling dairy cows is the most important strategy to improve both milk production and reproduction during summer months. Opportunities that dairy farms can utilize to evaluate the effect of heat stress on their dairy will be...

Economics of Heat Stress: Implications for Management

Monday, April 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Albert De Vries

Heat stress costs the American dairy industry approximately 1 billion dollars annually in production losses. Understanding the economic consequences of employing various strategies to reduce the effects of heat stress and how this affects the dairy farm’s profitability is...

Nutrition Programs for the Heat Stressed Herd

Monday, March 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Jose Eduardo P. Santos

Proper dietary programs are essential to cow health and performance during heat stress. Understanding what dietary changes can be made prior to and during summer heat stress are important for assisting thermoregulatory mechanisms of our modern high producing lactating dairy...

Strategies to Improve Reproduction During Summer Heat Stress

Monday, March 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Todd Bilby

Reproductive failure is the number one reason dairy cows involuntarily leave the dairy farm and summer heat stress exemplifies this costly issue. However, managerial, hormonal and novel reproductive technologies are available for producers to utilize which will reduce the...