heat stress

  1. TFF

    Management of Calves in Hot Weather

    Upper and Lower Critical Temperatures – what are they? Calves will aim to maintain their core body temperature between 10°C and 22°C. Either side of this range the calf will use energy to restore body temperature back to their target range which is known as the thermoneutral zone. The...
  2. TFF

    ‘Super-spuds’ to the rescue as typical tubers feel the heat 2022-07-27

    Scientists are developing a ‘super-spud’ to better withstand harsher environmental conditions. © nednapa, Shutterstock From origins in the cool altitudes of the Andes, the potato is not well suited to the extreme temperatures or flooding brought on by climate change. Plant scientists are...
  3. TFF

    Siestas for cows: UK farmers seek new ways for cattle to beat the heat 2022-07-27

    Cattle try to keep cool on Dorney Common, Buckinghamshire, last week. A roof over their heads would help, say farmers. Photograph: Maureen McLean/Rex/Shutterstock A growing number of UK farmers are considering adapting their farms to protect animals against heat stress, and among the new...
  4. TFF

    Can agroforestry help achieve sustainable developmental goals? 2022-07-19

    Agroforestry is an intentional integration of trees on farmland. Globally, it is practised by 1.2 billion people on 10 per cent area of total agricultural lands (over 1 billion hectares). It is widely popular as ‘a low hanging fruit’ due to its multifarious tangible and intangible benefits. A...
  5. 7610 super q

    Severe red heat warning.....

    Hmmmm....... reality, or BBC pushing climate " emergency " again ? Disruption to power and water supplies, and no mobile phone signals...... every cloud and all that.
  6. H

    Cattle with no shade

    I'm amazed at how many cattle there are in fields where there is no shade for them . Surely it can't be good for them or even good stockmanship . With the up and coming 'extreme heat' we are being told about I would have thought we have a duty as livestock farmers to give cattle some shade to...
  7. F

    Extreme heat this weekend

    Could this heat that is forecast this weekend have serious issues for cattle.planning to give the cows excess to housing and feed 24 /7
  8. Agriland RSS

    Farmers urged to help mitigate water supply interruptions

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland With ever changeable weather, Severn Trent is urging farmers to complete a short risk analysis form, to help them stay informed on water supply interruptions and enable the water company to act quicker on providing alternative water sources to...
  9. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Live yeast helps pigs cope with heat stress through gut microbiota modulation and improved feeding behavior

    Heat stress is becoming a major concern for high-producing animals in all areas of the globe. Heat stress can have negative consequences on feeding behavior, growth performance, and animal welfare. Recent microbiota studies help producers understand how feeding the live yeast Saccharomyces...
  10. B


    Is it dry as a nuns with anyone else? Another couple weeks without a decent rain and east yorkshires going to start turning brown, and I don't just mean the crops!
  11. J

    Heat stress

    How does everyone else cope in hot weather? The following isn't going to be very popular but I've done what I think is best for the cows I've shut the field gate and opened the cubicle and feed passage doors today so they don't have to walk very far, have better access to water and shade Is...
  12. spin cycle

    kansas cattle/beast from east

    firstly i've put this in Agricultural Matters cos i think it's a general issue.....but mods please move if i'm wrong:) secondly.....i think it's ok to be wrong during a debate provided all accept the outcome of the discussion arrives at a sorta productive outcome.....only ego and individual pride...
  13. Macsky

    10,000 cattle dead in Kansas

    https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/article/2022/06/14/heat-stress-kills-estimated-10-000 It got to 40°C and they all died apparently, I doubt that’s a completely unprecedented temperature there? It got to 42°C in Alberta when I was there and I don’t remember any fuss about the cattle?
  14. CPM RSS

    Potato agronomy – Too hot for comfort

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF The changing weather patterns being experienced in the UK puts potato crops at risk from temperature stress, according to a recent survey carried out by Syngenta. CPM finds out more. Growers most frequently cited the effects of heat in limiting...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Cereal acreage on the up in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Co. Down agronomist, Richard Owens, has confirmed a significant increase in the cereal acreage grown in Northern Ireland this year. He told Agriland: “In the case of the farmers that I am working with, the figure the region of 10%. Most of the...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Study: Heat stress causing milk yield loss in cows

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland A study conducted in the UK has determined that heat stress in dairy cows may be causing significant milk yield loss. As a result, the study determined this may be leading to significant financial loss on dairy farms in both housed and grazing systems...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Company fined £44,000 after poultry shed malfunction kills over 27,000 chickens

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A company that manages poultry farms has been fined £44,000 after a computer malfunction in a broiler shed ventilation system caused the death of more than 27,000 chickens. Leicestershire County Council’s Trading Standards Service prosecuted Hudson &...
  18. BenF

    To Vent Or Not To Vent...?

    Morning all, Just wondered if ventilation with fans is something anyone is doing or thinking about at the moment? For those weeks we get above 20ish degrees in the sheds and parlour - reckon it's worth it? Seeing stuff about it on LinkedIn - studies down south about humidity index, country is...
  19. Agriland RSS

    IPCC: Production losses projected for most European areas

    Written by Rubina Freiberg from Agriland More frequent heatwaves and droughts due to climate change are expected to cause substantive agricultural production losses for most European areas , according to a new report by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The...
  20. MX7

    Is/Has Global warming really had any effect on your farming business?

    As above. I suspect it has not made any difference at all to your business,but it would be interesting to view your comments.