N&H TOP LINE: Tips to keep livestock cool during heat stress

Florida researchers look at ways to keep dairy cows cool and productive; swine experts offer tips on reducing heat stress in pigs

The University of Florida Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences Dairy Unit is studying ways to get more milk from dairy cows, but it’s no easy task to keep cows cool enough to produce in the scorching Florida sun.

That’s where researchers with the dairy unit in Hague, Fla., come in. “It is difficult for a dairy cow in a hot environment to meet her full potential for either milk yield or fertility,” said Geoff Dahl, chair of the University of Florida animal sciences departme

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