How Temperature Affects Calf Activity

There is a connection between daily peaks in activity and spikes in temperature- if we focus in on the period of October, there is an obvious and close link between changes in daily group activity and changes in average temperature. Potential reasons for this are: Warmer temperatures normally indicates more sunshine, which encourages more activity Read more about How Temperature Affects Calf Activity[…]

Impact of Cold Stress

[pl_row] [pl_col col=12] [pl_text] What’s happening inside your buildings? Ventilation and temperature in housed environments are important to keeping youngstock in optimum conditions. On one farm, Smartbell™ found a considerable difference in temperature within a building, reducing growth rates as calves required extra energy for warmth. Events in the first few months of life have Read more about Impact of Cold Stress[…]

Impact of Heat Stress on Calves

Extreme Weather This summer has seen some of the hottest ever temperatures that the UK has ever seen- many places had over 30°C for several days running. These heatwaves are becoming more common and it could well soon be the case that we expect them every year before long. The effect of heat stress on Read more about Impact of Heat Stress on Calves[…]