heat stress in dairy cattle

Effect of heat stress during early, late, and entire dry period on dairy cattle

By Thiago F. Fabris, Jimena Laporta, Amy L. Skibiel, Fabiana N. Corra, Bethany D. Senn, Stephanie E. Wohlgemuth, Geoffrey E. Dahl

Published on 17/04/2019

Cooling during the entire dry period abates the negative effects of heat stress postpartum, yet the temporal relationship of cooling to performance is unknown. This study from the University of Florida, Gainesville, found that cooling for the entire dry period increased milk yield up to 30 weeks into lactation. It showed that heat stress at any time during the dry period compromises performance of cows after calving.


Read the abstract here.