Combatting summer heat stress in dairy cattle

IARN — Temperatures can get very hot in rural America from April through September, and the recent weather here in Iowa has been a prime example of that. Combine those high temps with a high humidity index, and dairy cows will get heat stressed. Dr. Glenn Holub is the executive technical service manager of dairy for Phibro Animal Health. Aside from the obvious animal welfare factor, Dr. Holub talked about why dairy producers should worry about heat stress.

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