Far Off to Fresh Cow – Opportunities to Improve Transition Performance

Dr. Mike Overton, Elanco

A successful lactation starts well before calving. Going back to the completion of her previous lactation and entry into the far dry cow pen, how we manage and feed the cow well before she approaches calving contributes to the likelihood of her achieving a high level of milk production and conceiving in a timely manner. This presentation will “walk” through the opportunities and challenges in the far dry, close-up, and fresh pen, including nutritional and housing management, and discuss a few of the key monitoring approaches for evaluating performance.

Created by Nancy McGill

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