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Cow Drinking

Follow these top tips to combat the effects heat stress on your operation:

  1. Water Management - A cows intake can can be improved by ensuring there is an adequate supply of fresh water at the trough, cleaning water troughs regularly, and providing sufficient space for the cow at the water trough.
  2. Forage Management - It is very important to identify forages that are highly digestible to use during heat stress. This will help maintain intake and energy levels.
  3. Feeding Management - A greater proportion of the feed should be provided later in the day, when the temperature has dropped. This will help to avoid secondary fermentation and drive consumption.

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