Early lactation is a critical stage on every dairy farm. It is important to get cows off to the best possible start, as poor management during this period will lead to poor intakes, reduced body condition score (BCS) and fertility issues. Below are three management tips for a successful early lactation period.
The 2017 Alltech Global Feed Survey, released today, estimates that international feed tonnage has exceeded 1 billion metric tons for the first time. That’s a 3.7 percent increase over last year and represents 19 percent growth since the inaugural survey in 2012, despite a 7 percent decrease in the number of feed mills.
With the first of 2017s spring calvers being dried off, Alltech is reminding dairy farmers that the management of these animals over the coming weeks will determine how they perform throughout their subsequent lactation.