Fertility management kicks-in when the cow is dried-off

According to United Feeds’ nutritionist Andrew Fyffe, effective dry cow management has a crucial bearing on two fundamental aspects of dairying performance: the ability of the cow to have a successful lactation after calving and her subsequent fertility performance.   Body Condition Score is the key driver in both cases. From a management point of view, […]

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Mineral needs in modern dairy diets

Most dairy research tends to focus on protein and energy needs, while mineral requirements are often overlooked. Yet, when we fail to consider the role of minerals, problems can arise, including interference or interactions with minerals in feed and water. Important trace minerals such as Zinc, and Selenium play an important role in antioxidant status, […]

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Feeding for milk quality

It is agreed by everyone that the margin in milk production currently is small at best given the current base prices on offer, however this base price cannot be changed at farm level. Bonuses achieved for milk butterfat, protein and somatic cell count (SCC) levels however can be influenced at farm level and will have […]

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