Transition easily with improved immunity

dairy calf and cow

Introducing the latest addition to the Chemuniqué range: X-Zelit® is a calcium binder designed to ease the transition period of dairy cows by reducing the negative effects of both clinical and subclinical hypocalcaemia. X-Zelit® works differently to traditional DCAD methods in that no balancing of feed anions and cations is needed; all that is required…

The hidden milk thief – transition unit design

Reducing inflammation in the 30 days both pre- and post-calving can play a big role in improving lactation performance and lifetime productivity. In this series, we look at six major areas where a management focus will reduce the risk of excessive inflammation during the transition period. Last month we discussed the relationship between inflammation and…

The hidden milk thief – inadequate lying space and time

Reducing inflammation in the 30 days both pre- and post-calving can play a big role in improving lactation performance and lifetime productivity. In this series, we look at six major areas where a management focus will reduce the risk of excessive inflammation during the transition period. Last month we examined the relationship between inflammation and…

The hidden milk thief – inflammation and trough space

Reducing inflammation in the 30 days both pre- and post-calving can play a big role in improving lactation performance and lifetime productivity. In this series, we look at six major areas where a management focus will reduce the risk of excessive inflammation during the transition period. Last month we introduced inflammation, the hidden milk thief;…

Inflammation, the hidden milk thief

dairy cows eating

This article is the first in a series explaining how reducing the extent of inflammation, the hidden milk thief, in transition cows can be the key to reduced costs and increased production. Inflammation It’s a situation every dairy farmer has encountered. Fresh-calved cows just not milking as well as expected. The typical response is to…