The Dry cow period
The dry cow period is often seen as the most critical time in the production cycle and for good reason.During this phase, the cow and her udder undergo repair and recovery from the last lactation and preparation begins for the next. Infections can be of concern during the dry period and may not become apparent until the following lactation. Therefore good hygiene management is critical during this period to reduce the infection pressure.
Good nutritional management will help to maintain cow health and immunity levels. A correct nutritional plan should be established using silage and feed results. It is important to use correct minerals and vitamins to support the cow during this period. If this is not carried out metabolic disorders and diseases such as;
- Milk fever
- Retained cleanings
- Displaced abomasum
- Ruminal Acidosis
- Poor fertility
The dry cow ration is central to the prevention of milk fever.
20 to 30 g of calcium per day is necessary during this period. The physiological processes that play a role in calcium metabolism have to get used to a low level of calcium in order to learn to economically use and keep the metabolites for calcium release from bone awake and stimulate its production. Parathyroid hormone and vitamin D3 are critical here.
In addition to a low level of calcium in the diet is a high magnesium content required. Magnesium provides for the activation of parathyroid hormone and promotes the absorption of calcium in the intestine and the release from the bone. Available magnesium is not present in the body so it must be done via the supplied feed. Most of the raw feeds are low in magnesium, and a high content of potassium and crude protein also displaces this recording. Addition of magnesium through dry cow minerals is necessary.
- Cation-anion balance
A third key point in the dry cow ration is the cation-anion balance. The whole of positive ions (sodium and potassium) and negative ions (chlorine and sulphur) to determine the acidity of the blood. A lower acidity makes for a better functioning of the parathyroid hormone and easier release of calcium from bone. Through the use of anionic salts in the final part of the dry period can be ensured that the anion-cation balance is reduced.
Dry cow Far off
The Far Off composition contains multiple antioxidants whereby the resistance of the cow is supported against stress. This is important for a good preparation for successful colostrum production and early lactation.
This blend of vitamins and minerals primarily supports the rumen flora and liver functions.Lactation extra support high yielding dairy cows in the fight against the negative energy.
Levabon Rumen E is an autolysed yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) which is spray-dried in order to preserve the biological value of the cell wall carbohydrates, peptides, essential amino acids and vitamins B.
Dry cow Close up
Closeup is a supplementary feed with an anionic function and problems such as ketosis, stay afterbirth, mastitis etc. which can be prevented. (Pelleted form)
This formulation is designed specifically to support muscle growth and feeds for optimal rumen development in young ruminants.The Beef/Heifer mixture helps optimal growth, healthy calves and a good quality colostrum.