Reducing heat stress in dairy cows through sprinkler and fan cooling

L. W. Turner, J. P. Chastain, R. W. Hernken, R. S. Gates, W. L. Crist

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Heat stress in dairy cows can reduce both cow comfort and milk production. Sprinkler and fan cooling offers promise as means of reducing heat stress in cows. This article describes a sprinkler and fan cooling system installed at a feed bunk and evaluates system performance in a temperature, humid climate. The results indicate the system increased cow comfort and milk production during the test period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-256
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Engineering in Agriculture
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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