QualiTech Inc. has created a heat stress mobile application, management guide and barn poster to help dairy producers keep their cows cool this summer.
Just enter a ZIP code and the QualiTech Heat Stress Mobile App will send email alerts when temperature humidity indexes (THI) reach levels that cause stress. The app includes management tips for keeping cows cool when temperature and humidity reach mild, moderate and severe levels. Today's forecast is displayed, as well as the next three days to help producers make preparations. The app can store up to five ZIP codes to help monitor herds in different locations.
The management guide includes the tips in a convenient two-page handout. The barn poster displays information 18 in. wide and 24 in. high in English on one side and Spanish on the other.
"This mobile application can help producers plan for heat stress and do everything they possibly can to manage it," said Jack Garrett, director of technical service and research at QualiTech.
To connect to the mobile app and get the heat stress management guide and barn poster, visit http://www.qualitechco.com/ANEVIS or phone (800) 328-5870 ext.222.