heat stress

DairyCast 0463 - Dealing With High Temps and High Feed Costs

DairyCast 0463 Show Notes:
  • Dog days of summer and no long-term drought relief in sight.  This is a good time to talk with Don Tyler of Tyler and Associates about getting up and getting going.

Milk Goes Bad in High Heat!


The midwest is experiencing high heat and humidity this summer. These high temperatures not only make you feel terrible but your livestock can feel bad too. It is important to keep an eye on the animals and take action before they start to get heat stress.


Heat stress can greatly impact cattle producers through decreased milk production and subsequent calf growth, decreased reproductive performance in cows and bulls, and decreased stocker and feeder performance.

This article provides straight forward information on identifying heat stress and tactics to keep animals cool.

Dr. Larry Hollis, cattle vet at K-State, also offers some approaches to reducing heat stress in cattle (audio link).

DairyCast 0417 - Looking At Heat Stress And Your Herd

DairyCast 0417 Show Notes:
  • Iowa State Associate Professor of Animal Science, Dr. Lance Baumgard, looks at heat stress issues in changing weather conditions and offers some solutions for your operation.

DairyCast 0385 - Possible Solution To Summer Conception Declines Through Embryo Transfer

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DairyCast update for July 29, 2010, The Heat Is On

The intro note is short this week: Trent and his wife, Karen, are starting on a new venture with the birth of their son, Silas Arthur. Please feel free to send wishes and notes via Feedback@DairyCast.com.

DairyCast 0377 - How to properly detect heat stress in your herd

mp3DairyCast 0377 Show Notes:
  • Today we learn how to properly and accurately diagnose heat stress with Dr. Larry Hollis, cattle veterinarian at Kansas State University.
  • Heat Stress Chart

DairyCast 0280 - As summer heats up, Larry Hollis, DVM, offers tips on managing heat stress

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  • As the summer temps heat up, so does the risk of heat stress in your cattle. Larry Hollis, DVM, offers some tips on what to look for. 
  • The Noble Foundation heat stress guide

DairyCast 0186 for August 22 2008

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  • Dr. Sandy Mckenzie, Harper Adams University College in Shropshire England, shares his research on reducing certain mineral supplements.
  • How may heat stress be affecting the genetic expression of your cows.

DairyCast 0175 for July 15 2008

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  • Is heat stress effecting the reproductive efficiency of your herd? Mostly likely the answer is yes. 
  • The power and effectiveness of antioxidants is the focus of our conversation with Gretchen Hill, Michigan State University.
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