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Dairy Heat Abatement System Selection Tool

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 20 - June 23, 2010  1008950.(doi:10.13031/2013.29769)
Authors:   John T Tyson
Keywords:   Cow Cooling, Heat Abatement, Dairy Cows, Dairy Housing, Design Aid.

The average annual milk production per cow has increased by 424% since the 1940s. While this increase can be accredited to many factors such as breeding, nutrition, modern management and husbandry, one outcome of this increased production is the increase in metabolic heat production. Therefore, todays cows are more sensitive to heat stress than in the past, and todays highest producing herds are at highest risk for production losses caused by heat stress.

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