Reproductive failure is the number one reason dairy cows involuntarily leave the dairy farm. Summer heat stress exemplifies this costly issue. However, managerial, hormonal and novel reproductive technologies exist that can help you reduce the severity of summer heat stress on reproduction. 

During a recent dairy eXtension webinar, Todd Bilby with Texas A&M University discussed various strategies that can help subside summer’s negative effects on reproduction.

Check out the recording of “Strategies to Improve Reproduction During Summer Heat Stress.”

Upcoming heat stress webinars include:

"Nutrition Programs for the Heat Stressed Herd," March 19, 2012, 12:00 PM Central time.
Speaker: Dr. Jose Santos, University of Florida

"Economics of Heat Stress: Implications for Management," April 9, 2012, 12:00 PM Central time. Speaker: Dr. Albert DeVries, University of Florida

"Cooling Strategies During Heat Stress," April 23, 2012, 12:00 PM Central time.
Speaker: Dr. Pete Hansen, University of Florida