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Heat stress reduces on-farm profits. Short-term impacts of heat stress can be easily measured by tracking milk shipments during and after a bout of excessive heat. During these periods, milk losses can reach up to 10 to 20 percent.

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We all know cows are sensitive to heat stress, with cumulative, negative effects that compromise both cow productivity and farm profitability. It’s important that both humidity and temperature (THI) are taken into consideration when measuring heat stress levels because humidity will affect at what temperature cows become heat stressed.

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The ups and downs in the dairy industry can take a financial toll on your business. When times get lean, it’s good to look at every aspect of your business and consider all of your resources to free up cash flow.

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Following the theme of the 2019 Progressive Dairy Operators (PDO) Triennial Symposium, “Managing disruptors on the dairy farm,” three dairy producers shared the methods they use to manage in this changing industry.

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Today, women are heavily involved in the dairy industry and support it in a variety of roles. Many thanks are credited to our foremothers for serving as role models and demonstrating to us their determination.

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