Reduce the risk of heat stress this summer

Two years’ worth of data from a Cargill study is proving that heat stress is affecting most UK dairy herds during the summer, with a dip in fertility being just one telltale sign. But how do dairy farmers combat the problem?

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Andrew Neilson.

South Lanarkshire-based dairy farmer Andrew Neilson has mitigated some of the effects of heat stress and his herd is achieving more consistency in key performance parameters throughout the summer. Andrew...

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