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Another reason to mitigate heat stress: effects on bovine mammary gland function


Heat stress lowers milk production by 25 to 40%. The economic losses it creates are well-documented. Are you familiar with the many ways in which heat stress causes harm? Research shows that during the dry period, heat stress can harm mammary growth and reduce milk yield in the following lactation. Evidence also suggests heat stress during certain stages of lactation can negatively affect production.

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