English | Spanish El tiempo caliente puede traer una larga lista de problemas para las productoras lecheras. Cuando las vacas están sobrecalentadas, se comen menos, producen menos leche, tienen función inmune reducida y recuento de células somáticas levantado y muestran fertilidad reducida. Un aumento en vacas cojeras frecuentemente sigue la temporada de calor. En olas […]
Below is a visual representation of what to enter in the report screen to generate charts similar to what is shown in the companion factsheet: “Using Bovisync Reports to Assess Potential Impact of Heat Stress on a Dairy”. Milk Production Butterfat Percent Reproduction Milk Quality Clinical Mastitis and Transition Cow Health Download Article
How Can You Find the Tell-Tale Signs of Heat Stress in Your Records? Here are a few of the key areas to watch for: Reduced milk production. Butterfat depression. Declines in reproductive performance. Increases in clinical and sub-clinical mastitis. Increased morbidity in transition cows. Following are examples of the resulting data you can use to […]
Dr. Maria Jose Fuenzalida and Dr. Victor Cabrera explain the main takeaways from their Using Bovisynch to Assess the Potential Impact of Heat Stress on a Dairy factsheet. You may also find the supplemental coding factsheet to help you generate a similar report to be of assistance.
Dr. Victor Cabrera and Theodore Halbach discuss how using dairy management records to identify seasonal trends is critical to assess potential heat stress related losses. This is a companion video to Using DairyCOMP 305 to Assess the Potential Impact of Heat Stress on a Dairy.
Hot weather can bring a long list of problems for dairy producers. When cows are heat stressed, they eat less, produce less milk, have reduced immune function and higher SCC, and show reduced fertility. A spike in lameness often follows the hot season. In severe heat waves, cows can even die. In addition to the economic burden, the discomfort from heat stress also reduces animal welfare.
Dr. Jennifer Van Os and Ted Halbach discuss the importance of cooling cows housed in barns. This is a companion video to Heat Stress Abatement in Dairy Facilities.
Farmers enrolled in DHI receive several reports regarding herd performance. The Herd Summary Report (HSR) encompasses three main sections: Milk Production, Reproduction & Genetics, and Inventory. The milk production section has eight blocks—the focus related to heat stress will be on Blocks D, F, and G. The Reproduction & Genetics section has five blocks—the focus for heat stress will be on Block L.
Dr. Maria Jose Fuenzalida and Dr. Victor Cabrera explain the main takeaways from their Using DHI Herd Summary Reports to Assess the Potential Impact of Heat Stress on a Dairy factsheet.