While the Texas dairy industry continues to grow, so do the average summer temperatures and the number of extreme heat days. Since cows produce significantly less milk during hotter temperatures, dairy farmers go to great lengths to keep their cattle cool. At Mill-King Market & Creamery, Craig Miller built a fan-equipped shelter atop a hill to decrease ambient temperatures by 10 degrees for his cows. Dr. Barbara Jones shows us the research going on at The Southwest Regional Dairy Center, including how cows are impacted by heat stress, and what farmers can do to help.

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