Dairy Cattle in a Temperate Climate

Rony Geers, Liesbeth Vermeulen, Melissa Snoeks & Liesbet Permentier - Journal of Agricultural Science

Type: Research Paper
Knowledge level: Advanced

Farm Table says:

This review tackles a large amount of data about climate and effects on diary cows. A big read, but there will be something in it for you if you can get through it.

Do dairy cattle need protection against weather in a temperate climate? A review.

What is this paper reviewing?

The affects and implications of weather on dairy cow/herd reproduction and production traits.

Why should you read it?

This review paper offers some very specific information – things like dry air temperature during insemination are discussed. It is a well put together summary of the literature of the time relating to the topic, and has information that may help you improve your reproduction, herds’ welfare, and general production outcomes.

 

2014 - Belgium - Rony Geers, Liesbeth Vermeulen, Melissa Snoeks & Liesbet Permentier - Journal of Agricultural Science
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