n The Dairy Mail - Put your cows in the shade (part 8) : technology

Volume 15, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


The provision of shade is one of the most practical and effective measures that should be thought of as a form of insurance for protecting dairy cattle in hot climates. Solar radiation is a major factor in heat stress and increases heat gain by direct as well as indirect means. Blocking the effects of the sun through the use of properly constructed shade structures alone increases milk production by 1019%.

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