Keeping your chickens cool

Many small flock owners are concerned about keeping their chickens cool on these hot summer days. UW-Extension poultry specialist Ron Kean provides these tips on what you can do that will help your chickens get through to cooler days in the fall.

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Effects of Heat Stress on Reproduction in Dairy Cattle

Heat stress or hyperthermia occurs in dairy cows when the metabolic heat produced by the cow in combination with heat from the environment exceeds the cow’s ability to loose heat to the environment. While all mammals can experience heat stress, the temperature threshold at which a lactating dairy cow experiences heat stress is much lower […]

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Livestock comfort at the fair

The heat and drought have hit during fair season, when many people are bringing livestock to fairgrounds around the state. This tip sheet from Cooperative Extension Youth Livestock Specialist Bernie O’Rourke covers ways to keep animals comfortable and healthy while they’re at the fair. Livestock Comfort at the Fair (PDF)

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