Cooling cows efficiently with water spray

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 13:40 in Earth & Climate

Dairies use intermittent sprinkler systems to cool cows in warm weather, but little experimental work has been done to determine how much water is needed to achieve beneficial effects. A group of dairy scientists to examine the effects of using low-flow sprinkler systems that cut water use for this purpose by nearly 75 percent.

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