Shepparton maximum THI forecast
Dairy cows feel the heat more than you realise. The Temperature Humidity Index (THI), which accounts for temperature and humidity, is a useful measure of cow comfort and risk of heat stress. • When THI > 72, cows begin to experience
heat stress and in-calf rates are affected. • When THI > 78, cows’ milk production is
seriously affected. • When THI > 82, very significant losses in milk production are likely, and cows may show signs of severe heat stress. This THI forecast helps dairy farmers monitor the daily heat stress risk level and adjust their cooling strategies to maintain cow comfort and productivity.
Provided by Dairy Australia’s Cool Cows program
For the latest four-day THI forecast for your local area and more information, visit www.coolcows.com.au