SLICK cows at LIC's Innovation Farm

SLICK – developing heat tolerant dairy animals

With climate change now accepted as part of the Earth’s future, heat stress on farms is a factor that is garnering increasing interest and awareness within the dairy industry worldwide.

Breeding heat tolerant cows for dairy farming around the world

Meet New Zealand’s coolest cows

Kiwi scientists are one step closer to enabling farmers to breed more heat tolerant cows after a trial found that dairy cows with the ‘slick’ gene are less affected by heat stress compared to their non-slick counterparts

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