Farmers in the area have been struggling to keep their cows cool in the heat, which is taking a huge toll on milk production.
The more comfortable cows are, the more milk they will produce.
Randy Inman, a dairy farmer in Mount Crawford, said it has been a very tough time lately for farmers, and one of his cows died because the heat was too much for her.
He said once it gets to over 85 degrees, the farmers start losing milk production, and the heat causes a lot of stress for the cows.
When it exceeds 65 degrees, Inman runs the fans for his 230 cows.
He also runs sprinklers when the cows get ready for milking, and says the evaporation of the water is what keeps them cool.
"It's very crucial, because bacteria really grows, and that's when you can get into serious trouble. When cows are under stress from heat, they are more susceptible to pneumonia and mastitis," said Inman.
Inman also does a feed additive with electrolytes to keep the cows hydrated.
He said so far, he has lost about 10 percent in milk production, which is a significant amount.
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