Recognizing Heat Stress in Dairy Cows

Feeding dairy cows at the University of Florida's Dairy Research Unit in Hague, Florida.  Bos taurus, dairy cattle, livestock, industry, DRU.  UF/IFAS Photo: Tyler Jones.

In persistent hot, sunny and humid conditions, cows can become overheated and may not produce as well, or may experience health issues. This two-page fact sheet written by Izabelle Toledo and Geoffrey Dahl and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences lists the signs of heat stress in dairy cows.