The transition period – the final weeks of a cow’s gestation to several weeks into her lactation – plays an integral role when it comes to both production and reproduction in your herd.
Being efficient during the transition period will increase the odds of success in a cow’s lactation, productive life and calving interval. Likewise, the last three weeks of gestation are very important for the health of the offspring and is fundamental for the calf to reach its genetic potential.
With no doubt, prevention is the most efficient and least expensive solution to tackle the transition period. The three major areas to be explored are protocols, labour and genetics.
Protocols are crucial to provide the correct comfort and nutrition for the cows. Next, having a team that is informed and well-trained ensures that the protocols may be executed upon. Finally, with genetics, you can enhance the transition health of your herd by making cows more genetically-resistant to disorders including mastitis, metritis, and ketosis.
ABS solutions for Transition Period
Don’t React. Prevent Through Genetics. Transition health disorders take a toll on your time, money, and your herd’s productivity. Today, however, it’s possible to reduce the risks with ABS enhanced TransitionRight®. ABS Global, the world leader in bovine genetics, reproduction services, and technologies, uses a refined genetics program that gauges both proven data and Real […]Learn More
Sexcel® Sexed Genetics – Make your heifer replacement from your best cows. A unit of semen brings no real value to a dairy farmer unless it results in the cow pregnant with a female calf. A healthy heifer needs to be born and only then can genetic progress be seen. That’s where the value is […]Learn More