heat stress http://kbia.org en Keeping cows cool: serious stuff http://kbia.org/post/keeping-cows-cool-serious-stuff <p>It&rsquo;s going to seem like this week&rsquo;s show is all about keeping cows cool, and it kind of is, but keep in mind this is a serious threat to agriculture in Missouri, and thus, the overall economy in the state. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:42:34 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 17801 at http://kbia.org Keeping cows cool: serious stuff Heat stress? Now there's a cow app for that http://kbia.org/post/heat-stress-now-theres-cow-app <p>When a cow is stressed from the heat, it affects a producer&rsquo;s bottom line. The animal eats less, meaning less mass in beef cattle. For dairy farmers, the hurt comes in the form of a 10 to 20 percent loss in milk. Researchers at the University of Missouri think we can change this trend by putting information in the hands of producers. They&rsquo;ve built a tool that can detect the threat of heat stress in specific animals before it starts.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:36:44 +0000 Scott Pham 17800 at http://kbia.org Heat stress? Now there's a cow app for that