Dairy UP’s P2d Heat Stress project is uncovering the most effective ways to prevent or minimise the effects of hot, humid weather on dairy cows.
Our team is monitoring 15 intensive and 15 pasture-based herds to measure the effects of heat mitigation strategies across an extended period to determine the best strategies. Cow and herd data is being combined with climate data from nearby weather stations. Previously published information from the USA will be used as a starting point to understand the link between heat stress and a cow’s diet.
About Dairy UP
Dairy UP is a collaborative research, development and extension program for the NSW dairy industry. It aims to unlock the potential of pastures, cows, water and milk to increase productivity and profitability, and de-risk the industry and develop new markets.