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Cow / Herd Health Problems

‘A healthy herd’ leads to ‘healthy profits’.

Maintaining a healthy herd and keeping infectious diseases outside the farm gate are priorities for smart dairy farmers. Not only will a healthy herd produce better quality outputs, but a disease-free herd also reduces the workload on the farm, maximises investment in the herd and reduces stress levels and vet bills.

Being able to recognise common diseases earlier, and knowing they can be prevented will help achieve optimal herd health. Mineral supplementation is an ideal way of preventing many typical cow/herd health problems, bringing confidence and trust that the herd are getting what they need when they need it.

Some common cow/herd health problems include:

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.

Mineral Solutions

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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It’s like having an extra pair of hands on-farm everyday.

K.Doyle, Co Wexford

Peace of mind knowing that my herd are getting the correct minerals at all times

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