Detect Hot Cows with an iPhone App
Is all this heat getting your cows down? Soon an iPhone app will be able to tell you if an animal is likely to get heat stress. Unfortunately, it won't be much use this summer—it's not coming to the App Store until fall.
Monitoring heat stress just stepped into the 21st century with a new app designed specifically for livestock producers.
As the Midwest suffers through its second heat wave in less than two months, dairy farmers and ranchers have one thing on their minds: their cows. Heat-stressed cattle impact a producer’s bottom line, reducing mass in beef cattle and causing a 10 to 20 percent drop in milk production for dairy cows.