Good transition management results in optimal peak milk production
A resilient dairy cow is a cow that deals with transitions successfully, increasing the chances to express all her genetic potential to produce milk29,30,31. Resilient dairy cows have less day-to-day variation in milk production and a slower decline in milk production29. As a result, they reach peak production between 50 and 70 days in milk. To reach her peak production:
Studies carried out by the ILVO in Belgium18 showed that if a farm increases its average production from 27 to 30 kg per day, methane emission per kg of milk produced will go down by up to 8.4%. A HealthyLife programme offers the tools to manage the transition to lactation in an optimal way, ensuring that cows reach their peak production between 50 and 70 days in milk.
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Increase the potential for milk production with the LifeStart programme
The LifeStart programme brings together the latest science about calf rearing and translates this into practical advice.
With the LifeStart rearing programme the age at first calving can be reduced to 22 months. Next to reducing the age at first calving the LifeStart programme will also improve milk production during the first and second lactation and reduce the involuntary culling rate19.
Resilient cows have less day-to-day variation in milk production and a slower decline
Wilmink curve25 which shows that resilient cows have less day-to-day variation in milk production and a slower decline because they are better able to cope with the metabolic changes during the transition. As a result, they reach peak production between 50 and 70 days.
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Science-based solutions for optimum dairy performance
Adding Selko LactiBute to the ratio increases milk production while increasing fat and protein levels at the same time. This results in an increase of Energy Corrected Milk of 0.85-1 kg per head per day.
IntelliBond’s increased bioavailability and the positive impact on fibre digestion and gut barrier function support well-being and optimizes animal productivity of dairy cows.
Even the best heat stress control programme cannot always fully prevent problems with heat stress in dairy cows. Supplementation with Selko NutriCool can help to avoid a drop in dry matter intake and loss of milk production as a result of heat stress.
Farm-O-San Reviva is a highly palatable post calving drink for dairy cows, with large amounts of energy and calcium. It reduces the risk of hypocalcaemia and milk fever in dairy cows.
Farm-O-San Glucolac 40 Plus provides glucogenic energy and reduces the risk of subclinical or clinical ketosis in dairy cows.