Heat stress

Shade Trees for Cows & Profit

Trees could be making a comeback on the Canterbury Plains as the area looks to become more resilient to climate change – and pines may not get a look in.
Words Delwyn Dickey

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Research Wrap: Heat stress is in Southland

DairyNZ, AgResearch and Fonterra researchers are working together to better understand the issue of heat stress and the Southern Dairy Hub is one of the research farms. By Andrea Dixon.

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Onfarm feed helps offset costs

Rex and Sharon Butterworth are focused on running a system that remains profitable regardless of the payout as they make the most of their home-grown feed, which sets their stock up for optimal production. Claire Ashton reports.

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Coping with the heat

Heat stress in cows is an increasingly worrying phenomenon, due to changing weather patterns. Vet Katie Mason shares how to best cope with the heat.

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