Adapting to Hotter Periods of Heat: Heat Stress on Dairy Farms
Heat stress on dairies was an expensive problem during the summer of 2015. With the periods of heat increasing, and arriving earlier in the summer and later into the fall, it is necessary that dairies are prepared to cool their cows effectively and efficiently to maintain healthy cows and keep profit margins. Joe Harrison (Washington State University), Jay Gordon (WA State Dairy Federation) and Guillaume Mauger (University of Washington), and Jason Sheehan (J&K Dairy, LLC) are interviewed to provide information and education on the topic of climate change impacting dairy production and how producers are successfully adapting to the heat.
Format: Video - Reference: A production of Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate