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Video: Texas dairy farmers go whole-hog to keep their cows cool in a warmer world

Did you know that excess heat costs the US dairy industry about $900 million per year? In this video from Yale Climate Connections, I learned that cows in Texas give a lot more milk in winter when the weather is cool than in summer, when heat is an issue. The dairy farmer in this video shares some ways that he is reducing temperatures in his barns to keep his dairy cattle more comfortable. That not only improves the milk but also keeps the cattle healthier. As temperatures increase in the future, more techniques like this will be needed to adapt to warmer conditions.

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