Impact of heat stress on calves (part 2)

Inside the calf hutch Back in the summer heatwave, outside temperature reached well over 30°C in some parts of the UK. In our trial, the temperature reached a maximum of 25°C, but this was still enough to cause some dramatic changes inside calf hutches. One of the hottest days of the year here was August Read more about Impact of heat stress on calves (part 2)[…]

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[…]