Managing your transition cows correctly is critical to setting them up for a productive season. The transition period includes the three weeks before and after calving and during this time cows undergo many physiological challenges.
In this recording Jane Kay, DairyNZ, and Dave Swney, Waikato farmer, discuss:
- What happens over the transition period, the changes that take place and how they can affect a cow’s health, production, and reproduction.
- What you can do to set cows up for their transition period.
- How you can troubleshoot any issues that arise.
- How to manage your cows’ nutrition and mineral supplementation to avoid problems and get the best results.