Good Dry Cow Management is the Key to Two More Lactations

Good Dry Cow Management is the Key to Two More Lactations
6/12/2017

An answer to this question is not simple. It can be a lack of clear information. Here lies an important role for vets, feed advisers and hoof trimmers. Also, there seems to be tunnel vision among farmers and advisers that stops them from seeing the shortcomings of the barns. Thirdly, fear of investing money and time will be involved, even though good management doesn’t have to cost more than bad management.

Problems in the transition period are caused by two things: not enough eating and not enough resting. Breaking through tunnel vision means looking critically at housing and management. The most important thing is making maximum lying and eating possible.

Insufficient attention for the transition period costs farmers every year. Not every improvement has to be expensive. Take a first step and see that this earns itself back. After that, go for the next step.

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Tags: Management Tips, Transition Cows