Heat Stress & Dairy Cattle
Heat stress is costly to the dairy industry. According to the United States Department of Agriculture losses include higher milk production costs, lower milk receipts for dairy producers and higher prices for consumers. Losses at the farm gate alone are estimated to be $1.2 billion per year.*
*Climate Change, Heat Stress, and U.S. Dairy Production, United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, Report number 175 September 2014.