Comparison of the impact of six heat-load management strategies on thermal responses and milk production of feed-pad and pasture fed dairy cows in a subtropical environment.

@article{Davison2016ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the impact of six heat-load management strategies on thermal responses and milk production of feed-pad and pasture fed dairy cows in a subtropical environment.},
  author={Tony Davison and Nicholas Jonsson and D. G. Mayer and John B Gaughan and Willa K. Ehrlich and Melissa Mcgowan},
  journal={International journal of biometeorology},
  year={2016},
  volume={60 12},
  pages={
          1961-1968
        }
}
Exposure to hot environments affects milk yield (MY) and milk composition of pasture and feed-pad fed dairy cows in subtropical regions. This study was undertaken during summer to compare MY and physiology of cows exposed to six heat-load management treatments. Seventy-eight Holstein-Friesian cows were blocked by season of calving, parity, milk yield, BW, and milk protein (%) and milk fat (%) measured in 2 weeks prior to the start of the study. Within blocks, cows were randomly allocated to one… CONTINUE READING
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