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Heat, humidity impact milk production

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The heat and humidity can be hard on anyone who works or spends a great amount of time outdoors, but it can also be tough on milk-producing cows.

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Dr. Marcia Endres, from the University of Minnesota-Extension, says the higher temperatures can reduce a cow's milk production by 10 to 15 percent — or up to two gallons a day.

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