Management Tips; Transition Cows

Dry Cow Management Basics 101

Dry Cow Management Basics 101


It’s pretty basic stuff: The next lactation starts at the end of the previous lactation.

But what does that actually mean: “Dry cow and pre-freshening feeding and management programs directly impact post-calving health, production, reproduction and profitability,” says Donna Amaral-Phillips, a dairy specialist with the University of Kentucky.

“We are even learning that these feeding and management programs can affect the fetus and the fetus’ future performance,” she says.

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