Warmer days are coming, it's time to start planing for Heat Stress.

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CowKuhlerZ offers a solution to heat stress with a variable speed fan, water mist and a control panel that monitors the barns THI (temperature Humidity Index)

You might be asking yourself, "How is CowKühlerZ different from other products on the market?" Well, we do one thing, and we do it better than anyone else because it is our focus! Precision Heat Stress Prevention. 

We offer a proactive solution to minimize the effects of heat stress in dairy cows. Most other systems on the market today offer Heat Abatement, which is reactive, meaning the cow is already suffering some level of heat stress before they are activated. 

According to a recent article in Hoards Dairymen, "Get her off her feet and in her stall this summer."

Miner Institute’s Rick Grant says “We must do an effective job of cow cooling to get her into the stall and lying down to avoid production and health problems.”

CowKühlerZ offers a fully automated system that cools your cows where they need it most, in the Holding Area, a hotbed of heat stress and where we want them, in their beds, laying down and making milk.  Precision Heat Stress Prevention, I know that's a mouthful, but it's actually a simple formula with years of research and development behind it.  The easy to use controllers have built-in Temperature Humidity Index (THI) monitors that are continuously monitoring what is happening in the barn and adjusting the system automatically to keep your cows in their thermal comfort zone. This precision automation limits the effects of heat stress before they even start by maintaining your cows' core body temperature and keeping her in her thermal comfort zone.

“During heat stress conditions, core body temperature appears to control whether the cow stands up or lies down,” Rick Grant

That trigger exists at 102°F, according to Grant's summation of a Cornell project. Cows stand up once their core body temperatures reach 102°F, and they don't return to lying until their body temperatures reach around 100.9°F."

When she is at 101.3°F, she is operating at her best, she is in her comfort zone, and her production, performance and health will be at its best.  The CowKühlerZ main focus is on proactively manipulating the environment to keep her as comfortable as possible in her stall at all times, limiting the effects of heat stress. Most other systems offer heat abatement, which is reactive, meaning they are trying to change the environment after she is already in heat-stressed, and her comfort is compromised.

“At Miner Institute, we observed about one hour per day less rumination time for cows exposed to minimal heat stress abatement versus the recommended fans and sprinklers over the feed bunk and stalls. We must do an effective job of cow cooling to get her into the stall and lying down to avoid production and health problems.”

As the weather warms up, it is essential to keep cows comfortable and cool.  The CowKühlerZ system offers an effective and efficient solution for preventing heat stress.  We have many happy customers that can attest to that.

”We installed our first CowKuhlerZ in 2017 and we were immediately impressed with the results.  The air movement improved, the cows were more comfortable and the milk output stayed consistent on hot days.  The fans are quiet, easy to install and don’t take up a lot of space.  In addition, the control panel is user-friendly and maintenance is minimal.” Ontario Farmer

If you would like more information, fill in the contact form below or call 1-844-GET-KUHL or email nancy@kuhlerz.com to speak with a representative.  If you would like to talk to farmers about their experiences with CowKühlerZ, we would be happy to put you in touch with them.

 

To read the full original article https://hoards.com/blog-25527-standing-is-the-cooling-method-we-dont-want.html