Tag Archives: pre-calving

Dry Cow Nutritional Advice

Milk fever (parturient hypocalcaemia) means a lowering of blood calcium levels around the time of calving. Lack of calcium results in a loss of muscle activity with symptoms of milk fever being a lack of muscle function. A cow with milk fever, won’t respond fully to calcium injections unless her magnesium status is satisfactory. Why? […]

New Lifelong Approach To Dairy Efficiency

Crystalyx Heifer 730

The team at Crystalyx have used their 40 years’ experience in UK ruminant agriculture to develop the first range of feed blocks specifically formulated for dairy systems from calf rearing through to milking cows. “Feed blocks are well established as an effective method of supplementing beef and sheep to optimise performance and margins,” comments Crystalyx […]

Pre-Calving Nutritional Advice

Crystalyx Pre-Calver, molasses feed mineral cattle lick

Pre-Calving Nutritional Advice The key to successful calving is cow condition. Cows should be fit – not fat – when they calve down, ideally a condition score in the range 2.5-3 at calving. Overfatness comes from over feeding in late lactation or the early dry period. Cows should be at the target calving condition when […]