Preventing Cow / Herd Health Problems
Preventing cow/herd health problems is the best practice approach, as the cost of preventing disease is lower over the long term than treatment, and it also has a lower impact on future animal performance.
Introducing a herd health program is a great way to prevent the introduction and transmission of diseases within the herd, and keep all animals in optimal health and at a high-performance standard. It is important to recognise and treat sick animals, as well as keep a ‘big picture’ perspective on the collective health of the entire herd.
There are many elements to maintaining the health of the herd, including; maintaining a clean environment, maintaining thorough records of the herd (including taking blood and tissue samples), practising good reproduction (calving and A.I.) practices and conducting an annual review to measure and assess the health of the herd. It is recommended to use continual analysis to determine the mineral status of animals in the herd, and use that data to inform your supplement approach – this will help prevent health issues from arising.
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.