Agriculture

  1. Preventing Spray Drift

    Dicamba has been in the headlines frequently due to the large-scale incidents of drift damage from illegal or improper application of the chemical in farming operations. The on-site weather at time of application has a significant impact on the risk of drift and should be incorporated into planning spray activities to avoid the potential risk and costly waste of spray drift.

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  2. Agricultural Environmental Monitoring

    The Kestrel Agriculture line gives you reliable, site-specific weather data you can count on to make critical management decisions to increase yield, reduce losses, and boost profit.

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  3. A Better Way to Manage Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle

    A Better Way to Manage Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle

    Heat stress is expensive. It can have a serious impact on cattle breeding efficiency, milk production, and feed intake. Keeping your cows safe and productive costs you time, effort, and money. Exactly how much does heat stress cost you in dollars and cents? Consider that dairy cattle operations can expect to lose about 10% to 35% of an animal’s current milk production during heat intense periods. Applying that reduced production rate to a herd of 500 cows can result in losses of $800-$2800 per day.*

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  4. Cattle Heat Stress Measurements

    Cattle Heat Stress Measurements

    When it comes to heat stress in cattle, Dr. Dan Thompson, KSUCVM Professor of Production Medicine, says, "It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when."

    With warmer temperatures on the way, producers should be prepared to take action to protect their herd and profits from the effects of heat stress. Check out this clip of DocTalk to hear about the combination of factors that contribute to dangerous levels of heat stress.

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  5. Kestrel Discusses Cattle Heat Stress at Penn Vet’s Food Animal Club Lunch And Learn Series

    Kestrel Discusses Cattle Heat Stress at Penn Vet’s Food Animal Club Lunch And Learn Series

    Kestrel Weather Instruments recently participated in the Food Animal Club speaker series at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) with an audience made up of veterinary students and faculty members. Shanna Kipnis, Kestrel Agriculture Business Development Manager, discussed the importance of monitoring cattle feedlot conditions in order to better manage the impact of heat stress events and minimize the damaging losses to the herd and the producers’ bottom line. Kipnis specifically addressed AHLU - the most complete cattle heat stress model that takes into account the accumulated heat load during prolonged periods of heat exposure.

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