Your ration (amount of daily feed) for a dry cow
should contain about 12% protein.
are kept on this regime even in the summer months and lime is used to help prevent mastitis.
Orchardgrass silage, timothy hay, alfalfa silage and corn silage were offered to meet the TDN requirements of dry cows
(Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat, 1994), and soybean meal was supplemented for the dry cows
fed timothy hay or corn silage because of low CP contents.
Richard Pilkington, of Shordley Hall, near Wrexham, believes that managing the dry cow
transition period by providing a stress-free environment and the right nutrition will achieve real benefits throughout the subsequent lactation.
Forages and the dry cow
TMR have been analysed, with emphasis on mineral status.
One of their entrants, Chishillways Gibson Jubilant 126 VG87, is no stranger to this show ring, having won the Junior Cow in Milk class and Honourable Mention to name but a few at the 2006 show and this year with two weeks to go before calving took first place in the Dry Cow
A dry cow
management ration of 6kg straw, 5kg silage and 1kg blend means that the cows are at the correct weight at calving.
Elwyn is a convert to the high-fibre system of dry cow
management that advocates a high level of straw in the feed ration.
Jubilant 126 has already enjoyed success in the show ring this year, having won the junior dry cow
class at Northumberland County Show and the junior dry cow
class and reserve championship at Allendale Show She can now add the Best Exhibitor Bred animal and Honourable Mention awards at Expo to her list of accolades.
Last Thursday veterinary consultant James Husband set the ball rolling by looking at a particular aspect of dairy farming giving, in particular, an overview of dry cow
nutrition and its influence on the subsequent lactation.
The new infrastructure includes cubicle housing and calving and dry cow
Effect of dietary cation anion difference on acid base status of dry cow