All farmers see the impact extreme temperatures and heat stress can have on cow heath, milk production and farm profitability. The Riverina Young Dairy Network have brought together two experts in their field to discuss how farmers may improve profitability with a changing climate.
Luke Shelley from the Bureau of Meteorology will give us an insight into the regions climate and the changes that have occured over the past 30 years. This information can potentially assist farmers in making more informed decisions for their business into the future.
Kristy DiGiacomo from The University of Melbourne will give an overview of the physiological and metabolic adaptations that occur in cows exposed to heat stress. Kristy will also provide a summary of some key practices that can be used on farm to reduce some of the negative production and health consequences associated with summer heat stress.