Recently published studies on the usefulness of reflective hutch covers:
  



Binion, W. R., T. H. Friend and G. A. Holub.  2014. Usefulness of an aluminized polyester film for reducing heat in polyethylene calf hutches.  Int. J. Biometeorology.  DOI 10.1007/s00484-013-0783-3. 
 



Carter, B. H., S. M. Garey, T. H. Friend, J. A. Sawyer, M. B. Alexander, and M. A. Tomaszewski. 2013. Efficacy of reflective insulation in reducing heat stress on dairy calves housed in polyethylene calf hutches.  Int. J. Biometeorology 58:51-59.  DOI 10.10007/s00484-012-0623-x.




Friend, T. H., J. A. Haberman and W. R. Binion.  2014.  Effect of four different reflective barriers on black-globe temperatures in calf hutches.  Int. J. Biometeorology.  DOI 10.1007/s00484-014-0810-z.
 



Haberman, J.  2015.  Biological effects of hutch covers in reducing heat and cold stress in individually housed dairy calves. M.S. Thesis, Texas A&M University. 

 

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