Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 51 issue 6 (december 2017) : 1002-1011

Determining heat stress effect in Holstein dairy cattle using daily milk yield and meteorological data obtained from public weather station in Sanliurfa Province of Turkey

Kemal Yazgan*
1<p>Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture,&nbsp;Harran University, Osmanbey Campus, 63050, Sanliurfa, Turkey.</p>
Cite article:- Yazgan* Kemal (2016). Determining heat stress effect in Holstein dairy cattle using daily milkyield and meteorological data obtained from public weatherstation in Sanliurfa Province of Turkey . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51(6): 1002-1011. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0i0f.3806.

The objective of this study was to detect the relationship between weather information, obtained from nearest public weather station, and milk productions of Holstein cows breeding in Sanliurfa province of Turkey.  Data used in this study comprised 711,968 first-five parity individual daily milk and live weight records of 939 Holstein cows. Results from this study indicated that using combination of minimum ambient temperature and relative humidity values one day earlier from daily milk yield in temperature – humidity index (THI) formula can be good alternative for determining heat stress in Holstein dairy cows under climatological conditions in Sanliurfa province of Turkey. As a result, this study confirmed that for quantifying heat stress in dairy cows valuable information can obtained from public weather stations.

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