For dairy cows, where there’s smoke, there’s less milk

Scientists in Idaho are finding that wildfire smoke dampens milk production and coincides with increased risk of disease and even death in dairy cows.

Cows are grazing surrounded by thick smoke from wildfires near Oregon City, Oregon September 12, 2020. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

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