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Cooling cows from below

Thu, 09/03/2015

Circulating chilled water through a waterbed may be another avenue to alleviate heat stress.

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By Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

As the latter half of the year looms, our thoughts have started to turn toward harvest and our winter checklists. While temperatures have begun to moderate from their summertime highs, our cows may still be feeling the early September heat.

When it comes to cooling, fans and misters or soakers have become the norm. Conductive cooling from below, though, could serve as a future heat stress solution. Read more

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