Heat stress in Nova Scotia

Heat stress in Nova Scotia

Heat stress can be a serious problem. CowSignals trainer Dan Mosley took some pictures on a barn in Nova Scotia. This are his comments:

"It was 35 degrees Celcius and the cows were all huddled under the big fans along the barn. Cows bunched up so heavily I’m sure they were getting even hotter, but just didn’t want to leave the breeze!"

The message is clear: watch out for heat stress! Cows like 5 - 15 degrees Celcius.
What we can do is either improve the ventilation or reduce the sunlight coming in.

What else can we do? You're thoughts are very welcome!

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Heat stress is a serious problem
Keep a cool head

Comments (2)

Muhammad Iftikhar Baloch

How about if we install curtains on three sides of the Open Shed, sealing fans and a cooler for blowing cold air into the shed. It will make the environment humid in dry hot weather.

Joep Driessen

Muhammad Iftikhar Baloch wrote:
How about if we install curtains on three sides of the Open Shed, sealing fans and a cooler for blowing cold air into the shed. It will make the environment humid in dry hot weather.

Hi, good plan! What country are you in? What is humidity and temp in winter and summer? Do you use misters as well?

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