Temperature Humidity Index (THI) is a measure that has been used since the early 1990s. It accounts for the combined effects of environmental temperature and relative humidity and is a useful and easy way to assess the risk of heat stress.
The install is complete and the cows are enjoying the cooling effects of the CowKühlerZ system.
Check out the video taken as the herd enters the holding area for the first time.
Martin is busy this week onsite in Portugal for a holding area install.
The farm is located east of Lisbon, they are currently milking 400 cows with plans to expand to 500. The farm is undergoing an upgrade boasting some of the newest cow comfort technology.
The holding pen is an area on the farm where cows can be under the most heat stress, it can take up to 6 hours. CowKuhlerZ uses an intuitive controller designed for the holding area that monitors the temperature humidity index of the pen and adjusts fan speed and a fine mist accordingly.