Using Rumination Sensors to Monitor Heat Stress

Nobis Agri Nutritionists will use this information to combat heat stress

When cows experience heat stress, behavioral (decreased feed intake, increased standing time) and physiological (increased respiration, decreased rumination) changes occur in an attempt to mitigate the stress. Even low levels of heat stress can negatively impact milk production and reproductive performance in dairy cows.

The effect of THI on rumination and milk production were looked at on a dairy farm in Southeastern Pennsylvania; the results are presented in the below article.

Click here to see the results of the study.

Tags: Heat Stress, Management Tips