Contents tagged with heat

13 August 2018

Accurate heat detection is essential for the correct timing of insemination. However, heat is often missed or misdiagnosed because the signs are overlooked.

13 August 2018

Heat stress will increase the pigs respiration rate in an attempt to keep cool. Animals will seek opportunities for cooling, ie wallowing, soiling pen and lying in urine. If the pig cannot cool itself sufficiently it will collapse and, in the worst scenario, die.

3 August 2018

Heat stress must be avoided in order to prevent unnecessary suffering and reduced productivity in indoor herds

3 August 2018

Pigs kept outdoors are particularly vulnerable to radiant heat gain and it is important that they have access to shade in sunny weather. There are a number of ways in which producers can minimise heat stress

15 August 2018

With most of the country recently experiencing dry and warm conditions, it’s important that beef and lamb farmers consider the affect heat can have on their livestock. We’ve pulled together our top tips for cattle and sheep to prevent heat stress.