Australian summers are becoming warmer with an increased number of hot days and warmer nights.
High temperatures can impact herd health and farm productivity. Keeping your herd's core temperature within range will minimise these impacts.
Dairy Australia's Cool Cows contains practical information on how to reduce the impact of high temperatures on cow productivity with practical advice on providing cooler conditions.
Dairy Forecast Service
Available from October until March, this free service will alert you of upcoming extreme heat events.Dairy Forecast Service
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Are your cows too hot?
What causes a cow to get hot and how can they keep themselves cool?Read more
Investing in farm infrastructure that prepares farms for warmer temperatures will create a long-term and integrated management approach for your business.
Is your herd getting hot?
Increased breathing is the first noticeable sign of an overheated cow, but there are other, less obvious indicators.Heat stress is cows
Preparing for a long, hot summer
A set of practical guides into the design features of shade structures, sprinklers, fans and trees.Read more
Protein during heat stress
Find out how feeding fat has an added advantage in hot conditions.Read more
Top 10 considerations
These Top 10 short-term and long-term changes to farm infrastructure provides options for heat stress management.Read more