Featured Agricultural Systems Impactsd

Environmental conditions, management practices, pests and diseases can stress livestock and impair their health. Poor health can result in poor performance. For example, the U.S. dairy industry loses around $1 billion each year as a result of heat stress to dairy cows. To meet rising consumer demands for animal welfare and food safety, researchers from land-grant universities across the nation are working to nd innovative ways to protect animal health and comfort, maintain high levels of performance and ensure a steady supply of safe, high-quality meat and dairy products for consumers.