Watch for signs of heat stress in calves

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Heat stress affects dairy calves and growth rates. The strain of maintaining normal body functions in very cool or hot weather decreases calf growth rates and your bottom line. It’s important to keep calves comfortable outside of their “thermal neutral zone,” which several studies show is from about 60-75 degrees F in still air, says Roberta Osborne, Michigan State University Extension.

Click here for a list of visible signs of heat stress in calves that are important warning signs to recognize and advice on what you can do to decrease heat stress in calves.

Source: Michigan State University Extension

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