Impact of Heat Stress in Cows

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What is heat stress in dairy cattle? How can you best estimate the impact of heat on your cows?

In this month’s Wisconsin Agriculturist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, Dane County UW Extension Dairy Educator Maria Jose Fuenzalida and UW-Madison Dairy Science Associate Professor Laura Hernandez discuss how mammary gland development is impacted during times of heat stress.

Read the article here: Heat stress affects mammary gland development in cows

If you have questions or would like more information contact María José Fuenzalida at 608-224-3708 or


Fuenzalida has a doctorate and is the Extension agriculture educator in Dane County, Wis. Hernandez has a doctorate and is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science. This column is provided by the University of Wisconsin-Extension Dairy Team.