Cooling dry cows can have a significant impact on future generations. Research shows that daughters born to cooled mothers outperform their uncooled sisters. We have a CowKuhlerZ customer that has experienced this very outcome on his farm near Ottawa, Ontario.
According to a recent article written by Katie Kelly and Donna M. Amaral-Phillips, Ph.D. titled Effects of Heat Stress Dairy Cattle Reproduction.
Heat stress is having a significant impact on summer reproduction levels. Fertility begins to be affected at a THI of 50. Much lower than a THI of 68 when production begins to be affected.
Did you know that CowühlerZ offers core body temperature cooling using a fraction of the water that soaker system use and has better cooling results?
Dairy farms commonly mount nozzles above the feed bunk that spray cows with water to combat the effects of heat stress events. These sprinklers use potable water, which is an increasingly scarce resource on farm. It's a fact; fans alone do not provide cooling; fans circulate already warm air and offer little to no relief on hot days. To achieve cooling water must be added, the question is, how much water is needed?