Meanwhile, it’s not just workers on your farm that are impacted by the heat. Hot days can have a negative impact on your livestock.
Recent research shows that high heat levels impact both dairy and beef cows. In both cases, heat can make the animals less able to utilize food resources, which for beef cattle can reduce weight gain and for dairy cows can reduce milk production. In addition, heat can impact your calving operations, since it reduces the fertility of both cows and bulls. Plus, calves tend to have a lower birth weight after gestating in hot temperatures.
Horses can also suffer as a result of the heat. Just like humans, you can’t expect a horse to work as hard in high heat. You have to give them more breaks. Horses are also subject to heat stroke, just like humans. It’s important to monitor the health of your horses during hot weather.
In addition, new research shows that high heat levels impact the quality of your poultry products. When stressed by heat, chickens have lower weight gain and produce fewer eggs. The eggs they do produce are smaller, have thinner shells, and are poorer quality. They also have a lower chance of hatching.
The portability of our evaporative coolers is ideal for small chicken coops, barn stalls, wash racks, horse stocks and alley ways.