presented by Geoff Dahl, University of Florida
"Help your dry cows avoid heat stress" was presented by Geoff Dahl, University of Florida. Dahl discussed management approaches and long-term responses to cooling during the dry period. Heat stress dramatically reduces milk yield in lactating cows, and dry cows are affected, too. Cooling dry cows improves newborn calf performance, milk yield, and health in the next lactation.