Time Integrated Value Environmental Control Technology:Set up to the Times
Proper ventilation and supplemental cooling are key components to successful cow comfort and well-being during summertime conditions. Poor ventilation and/or the lack of cow cooling will result in heat stress. Heat stress is known to reduce feed intake, which leads to declined milk yields. Without supplemental cooling, milk production in high-producing herds can drop 20 to 30 percent after the onset of hot, muggy periods. Heat stress also adversely affects reproductive performance and causes cows to be more susceptible to mastitis and other diseases.
heat stress; dairy; ventilation; TIV; environmental control