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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Kestrel Meters in Nifty Shades of Green

    Greenery is the 2017 Color of the Year

    Pantone is a standardized color matching system used for printing purposes and in graphic design. The 2017 Pantone color of the year was recently announced and the winner is "Greenery". What is the PANTONE Color of the Year? "A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude."

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  5. Kestrel DROPs Used as Research Tool in Air Quality Study

    Kestrel meters and data loggers are used in a variety of research programs and initiatives. When it comes to collecting data, accuracy is critical to maintaining research integrity. Kestrel environmental monitoring tools are preferred by researchers for their accuracy, reliability, and durability in the lab and in the field.

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  6. The Importance of U.S. Manufacturing

    On Thursday, November 19th, NK's CEO Alix James participated in a panel discussion on U.S. Manufacturing at the Keystone Conference on Business and Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. There, she discussed the benefits of making products on American soil, and she explained why U.S. manufacturing is such a critical part of NK’s business success.

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  7. Kestrel Spotted on Wake Island after Typhoon Halola

    Kestrel Spotted on Wake Island after Typhoon Halola

    Wake Island is one of the most isolated islands in the world and Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters were used by the military to re-establish the opening of the island after Typhoon Halola.

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  8. Kestrel Team Trains PA Dog Law Enforcement Officers

    Kestrel Team Trains PA Dog Law Enforcement Officers

    Kestrel team members Katie Godfrey, Senior Global Account Executive, and Madeline Delaney Product Manager, trained several dog wardens of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement on features and operation of the Kestrel DROP D2 Temperature & Humidity Data Logger. The PA Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement is responsible for ensuring the welfare of breeding dogs and puppies in commercial breeding kennels. Also, the bureau regulates activities pertaining to dogs that are classified as dangerous, and oversees annual licensure and rabies vaccinations for dogs.

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  9. Kestrel Tech Support: How to Set Wind Direction

    The Kestrel and Applied Ballistics tech support teams receive a lot of questions regarding the proper way to find wind direction with a Kestrel. Keep in mind the best and easiest way to get wind direction is using a wind vane mount. However, if you are doing this by hand use the following as your guide:

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  10. Wind Speed and Water Temperature for Paddlers

    For avid kayakers, wind speed and water temperature are crucial environmental measurements that will affect his/her paddle experience. Many courses even have specified allowable wind conditions that will determine if a group can get out on the water.

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