Dairy Heat Stress

Support Milk Production

Replenish necessary electrolytes and nutrients with Bovine BlueLite® to promote dairy cow health and milk production. Ask your TechMix representative today!

We like to call heat stress days Bovine BlueLite® days. In periods of heat stress, cows readily lose water and nutrients required for optimal body function and performance.

Bovine BlueLite® has proven that it may help:
• Encourage water intake
• Improve dry matter intake
• Replenish electrolyte balance
• Re-establish positive energy balance
• Improve dairy cow milk production
• Reduce production losses
• Transition cows faster for higher peak milk

During BlueLite days, the combination of heat and humidity can compromise a cow’s ability to dissipate excess body heat. Cooling systems and heat abatement programs are important. But even with routine summertime diet and cooling techniques in place, a cow can experience physiological changes for which she cannot cope. As a result, nutritional strategies which support yield, but also address these physiologic challenges are needed to help the cow maintain or re-establish health and performance.

How Bovine BlueLite Can Help Preserve Milk Production

Bovine BlueLite® is chock-full of electrolytes such as potassium, sodium, magnesium and calcium to name a few. Added energy sources come from dextrose, sucrose, fructose and more. Bovine BlueLite® also contains betaine, an osmolyte that helps to maintain cell volume and fluid balance thereby helping improve protein synthesis, cell division, and maintain gut integrity. And finally, Bovine BlueLite® is vitamin fortified with antioxidant vitamins necessary for combatting toxins.

Heat stress trial shows lower dairy cow body temperature with Bovine BlueLite®
In a university experiment on a commercial dairy under mild heat stress conditions, Bovine BlueLite® Pellets was added to feed provided to a group of multiparous and primiparous cows. A control group, of a similar parity make up, was fed their usual TMR ration at the same time. Body temperature was measured vaginally pre-trial and throughout the trial to evaluate what effect Bovine BlueLite®Pellets had on body temperature. Fig. 1 shows that the group fed Bovine BlueLite® Pellets had a lower average body temperature throughout the day compared to the untreated control group—with an average difference of 0.49º F from peak ambient temperature at hour 13, through hour 16. Milk production for this trial showed the Bovine BlueLite® treated group averaged 5.56% more during the first 20 days (when ambient temperatures were greatest) than the control group.

During a recent Florida heat stress trial, cows fed Bovine BlueLite® produced more milk and therefore, had reduced production losses over untreated cows.  While most dairymen utilize heat abatement equipment, nutritional solutions are often overlooked even though the cow experiencing heat stress has very specific nutritional needs. A nutrition solution like Bovine BlueLite® supports the proper hydration and balance of electrolytes and energy in stressed cows. Exactly the kind of nutrition the cow experiencing heat stress needs—delivered at just the right time.

 

TechMix Heat Stress Manual

 

Testimonials: TechMix Dairy Customers

 

Download and Print: Bovine BlueLite® Heat Stress Tri-Fold Brochure

Download and Print: Bovine BlueLite® Heat Stress Bi-Fold Brochure

Replenish necessary electrolytes and nutrients with Bovine BlueLite® to promote cow health and performance. Ask your TechMix representative today!

Learn more about how Heat Stress affects the physiology of your dairy cows and download a convenient THI chart.

Learn more about the Bovine BlueLite® product line for Dairy:

>>Bovine BlueLite®
>>Bovine BlueLite®Pellets
>>Bovine BlueLite® 2BW