Holsteins with slick hair have superior thermoregulatory ability compared with non-slick animals and experience a less drastic loss in performance (dry matter intake, milk yield, reproductive efficiency) during hot months.
MOST EFFICIENT APPROACH FOR HEAT STRESS
Every year millions of dollars are invested in heat stress reduction equipment and strategies. Selecting cattle for increased thermotolerance is a sustainable strategy to reduce the severity of heat stress effects.
All offspring will have a slick hair coat, guaranteeing you will enter the slick trait into your herd. The slick haplotype is a dominant trait that produces cattle with a short, sleek hair coat.