Article published the January 2, 2019
Cooling means to reduce heat stress from cows have been developed over the last four decades in Israel, and are applied to a different degree of success in many farms in the world.
Cooling cows in the farm is based largely on the daily routine, which includes cooling the cows in the waiting yards, before and between milking sessions, as well as in the feeding line, around feeding time. Cows are u ...
Article published the October 12, 2018
This article presents the results of a "cow cooling project", in northern Mexico, characterized by long hot and dry summer months, with the extreme conditions of heat stress in dairy cows. The farms where the cooling project took place are considered as large scale dairy farms, with high-yielding cows from the Holstein breed. The dairy farmers are aware of the existence of a negative effect on the ...
Article published the October 11, 2018
Summer heat stress negatively affects the dairy sector in Italy by harming animal welfare, increase environment pollution and reduce farms profitability.
The decrease in farm profitability is caused by the decrease in cows annual milk production (feed and other expenses per liter of milk are increased when daily production is lower), reduction in milk quality (lower fat and protein content and in ...
Article published the September 5, 2018
Taxation on the dairy activity varies from country to country. Some countries exempt farmers from paying income tax, others reduced tax rates and some countries ask dairy farmers to pay full tax on their income. However, no country exempts the dairy farmers from paying "tax to the summer", which is paid due to lack of coping with the summer heat stress negative effect on their cows.
How much is t ...
Article published the June 7, 2018
In a lecture I gave at the 29th Israel Dairy Conference, held in Jerusalem in November 2017, I presented the principles of my work in consulting dairy farms around the world on coping with negative effect of summer heat stress, and the achievements we reached in different countries due to the correct implementation of cow cooling methods. At the beginning of my lecture, I presented the basic condi ...
Participation in Forum on January 31, 2018
Dear Dr. AmandaThanks for the publication. Unfortunately, this article, as many others published before, are very general and don't give exact instructions on when and how to do things. farmers reading this article do not know exactly, what are the cow's requirements for good cooling. The article is missing the most important things like wind speed required, wetting quality, time of cooling etc'.I ...
Participation in Forum on April 12, 2017
Thank you Mr. Jagdish for your blessingsYes, it is possible to mitigate heat stress effectively in all climate conditions. Some other limitations are needed to be treated (not related to heat stress), such as veterinary issues, in order to reach HF potential in such climates. Wish you success with your HF cows in India.
Participation in Forum on March 16, 2017
Dear Mr. Cedden,
I totally agree with you when it comes to tropical conditions with restricted possibilities to control deseases.
My article is refered more to intensified farms with Europeran breeds located in warm regions, as for example my country Israel and your country Turkey are.
Participation in Forum on March 3, 2017
Dear Tamas,feeding manipulation in summer diets, mainly reducing fiber, adding fats and increase energy and protein concentration have limited potential to improve cows performance in heat stress conditions. the most can be reached by intensive cooling the cows in this period.
Participation in Forum on February 23, 2017
Clement,In Thailand condition I do recommend the direct cooling which combines wetting and forced ventilation. Anyhow, there is need to know specific farm conditions to give the exact recommendation about the time of cooling needed.