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The lasting effects of heat stress in the dry period

Research has shown heat stress at any point during the dry period can affect the lifetime performance and productivity of the developing foetus

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Heat stress during the dry period has been shown to impact calf birth weight, weaning weight and immunoglobulin absorption.
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Heat stress during the dry period has been shown to impact calf birth weight, weaning weight and immunoglobulin absorption.

While the UK is not subject to the extreme temperatures experienced in other parts of the world, it is the combination of temperature and humidity which causes heat stress in UK's dairy herds. Data...

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