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We often don’t focus as much on heat stress in young dairy calves and tend to focus more on cold stress. However, it is just as important and producers or calf raisers should have a plan in place to help mitigate heat stress in these animals also.
Within the dairy industry there is a high percentage of contact time between animals and human beings on a daily basis.
Cold stress can result in calves turning to stored body fat to generate body heat, essentially losing weight. In addition, calves experiencing cold stress will have compromised immune systems making them more susceptible to disease.
Fly control on dairies is an important pest management consideration that impacts the bottom line by affecting overall animal productivity and health.
Being prepared for an emergency on your dairy can significantly improve recovery time from an unexpected incident.
Weather this time of year can change in a hurry. So how many of you as dairy producers have heeded the warning and taken the time to prepare for the upcoming winter?
An appropriate thermal environment is critical for animal growth and health. Learn about a low-cost solution to remote monitor your animals’ thermal environments.
South Dakota State University Extension will host a livestock environmental training program for concentrated animal feeding operations on Dec. 8 at 8:30 a.m. CST at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron.