Manger misting improves dairy cows' appetite
Thomas A. Shultz, Cooperative Extension, Tulare County
Stanton R. Morrison, University of California, Davis
California Agriculture 41(5):12-13. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v041n05p12.
Thomas A. Shultz is Dairy Advisor, Cooperative Extension, Tulare County; Stanton R. Morrison is Professor of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis.
Misting also decreased losses in milk yield, reduced cow mortality after calving, and improved reproduction.Misting corral feed mangers during heat waves more than pays for itself in improved milk yield and reproduction.
The authors thank Larry Collar and Cloren Wynn, Dairyman's Cooperative Creamery Association for technical assistance; and wish to acknowledge the use of data presented in 1986 Proceedings, Southwest Nutrition Conference, Tempe, Arizona.