Preventing Cow Calving Problems
Preventing cow calving problems is always better than cure, so smart dairy herd managers adopt a preventative herd health approach to managing cow health. This improves the health and performance of dairy cows, increasing yields and quality of outputs.
Incorrect or inaccurate mineral feeding levels during the dry period can result in cows not achieving an optimal Body Condition Score (BSC) for calving. This can result in several metabolic diseases developing that can affect cows around calving time. This can cause added stress and an increase in workload in what is already a busy time on the farm.
Ensuring that the correct levels of minerals are being fed to the herd during the dry period and that they are fed evenly across the herd at the correct rate, is best practice in preventing cow calving problems. This approach will reduce calving difficulty, which will result in more live, vigorous calves that achieve desired weight gains, and more healthy fertile cows, resulting in better production and outputs.
The TERRA NutriTECH system is designed for preventing cow problems. Our innovative technology helps deliver precisely what the herd needs each day. Key Minerals can be dosed separately, and all systems dose accurately as they monitor water consumption patterns. This precision increases animal health and helps farms become more profitable, reduce waste, lower emissions, and reduce labour.