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Cow Fertility Problems

Cow Fertility problems are a major factor when it comes to the profitability of a farm. Cows that will go back in calf easily help increase a farm’s production level and optimise any herd investment.
Optimal cow fertility can be influenced by many factors such as body condition, nutrition, mineral deficiencies, heat detection, stock management, stress, calving intervals and genetics. It’s a complex mix of considerations, but one of the easiest to address is mineral deficiency.
Simply put, if a cow is deficient in any mineral it won’t perform to its potential. Adequate copper levels are essentials for strong heats. Selenium and cobalt are essential for conception. Low Iodine levels have been linked to failed conception and cows not holding. Some common cow fertility problems include:

Preventing Cow Fertility Problems

Ensuring that the cow transitions from dry cow to production in the correct manner will greatly improve cow fertility issues. Care is needed to ensure that the uterus is in the best condition to start a new reproductive cycle – by reducing the risk of milk fever and metritis, and minimising any retained cleanings, the cow is in the best condition to go back in calf. 

Calving intervals are also important – farmers should be aiming for a calving interval of 365 days to ensure optimal performance. 

Eliminating mineral deficiencies in the herd is a proven approach to preventing cow fertility problems. The minerals that have the biggest impact on cow fertility are Copper, Iodine, Selenium and Phosphorus. Low levels of these minerals in cows can lead to undetected or poor heats, poor conception rates and embryonic loss. 

The TERRA NutriTECH system 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.

Mineral Solutions for Cow Fertility Problems

TERRA NutriTECH works hard to ensure that all our mineral solutions are manufactured to the highest standards and quality to ensure that your animals get the minerals they need when they need them. TERRA NutriTECH’s trademarked Blendbio technique ensures quality stable minerals are blended with high bioavailability. All raw material and final blends are constantly tested to ensure the highest quality standards and are fully certified by the Department of Agriculture and Bord Bia.

*Always seek nutritional advice about the best way to treat and control specific problems on your farm.

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