Preventing Heat Stress

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 28, 2014

This time of year, heat stress becomes a concern for every dairy farmer. Heat stress in cattle is brought on by a combination of high temperature and high humidity. The optimal outside temperature for dairy cattle is between 23ºF ( -5º C) and 65ºF (18ºC).

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Topics: Dairy, Farm tips, heat stress

Barn hygiene and robotic milking

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 07, 2014

On dairy farms, udder and claw health are closely related to barn hygiene. Clean and dry bedding reduces the risk of mastitis when the cow is resting and prevents the teats and udder to become dirty. Clean passages avoid that cows bring manure into the cubicles, allow the claws to dry and hence reduce the sensitivity for infectious claw disorders, and avoid cows from slipping when walking.

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Topics: Dairy, Farm tips, hygiene, robotic milking

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