DairyCast update for July 28, 2011, We're Having a Heat Wave

With the heat domes over many parts of the USA, livestock are at risk of heat stress. What are some of the symptoms of livestock heat stress? And what are some of the actions you need to take to protect them? This post offers several resources to help understand the issues of heat stress and what steps to take to reduce and limit it.

Information To Help Your Operations

  • Audio: Alternative Ingredients In Animal Feeds - International Ingredient Corporation locates and identifies alternative feed components.  These materials are scanned with NIR technology to determine nutrient value and blended into traditional feeds for significant cost savings.
  • Resource: 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. This resource link offers a color-coded table showing the severity of heat stress potential.
  • Audio: How to properly detect heat stress in your herd - Dr. Lance Baumgard, looks at heat stress issues in changing weather conditions and offers some solutions for your operation.
  • Did You Ever Wonder Where Your Milk Came From? - Dr. Terry Etherton highlights that large concentrations of milk suppliers are at risk from a disease outbreak and also from bioterrorism point of view.

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