A nutritious ration scientifically formulated with high quality cereal grains and protein meal for pre calving cattle.
With the inclusion of anionic salts to promote utilisation of calcium prior to calving.
Complete with probiotics and enhanced flavouring for palatability.
If the diet of a fresh cow is to be high in non-structural carbohydrates (e.g., maize, barley etc.), then allowing access to similar feeds and slowing increasing the amount in the diet of the pre-calving cow, can allow the rumen microorganisms time to adapt to the diet and minimise the risk of ruminal acidosis in the fresh cow. This is especially important for first calf heifers.
If the cow’s diet is inadequate and she doesn’t have the reserves of protein, she will mobilise muscle and blood proteins to obtain the required amino acids to support fetal development or milk production, therefore by having protein meals within the mix, the dry cow’s requirement can be met, and she doesn’t have to take it off her own back.
When added into the dry cow diet 2-3 weeks prior to calving, it significantly improves parturient calcium homeostasis and can reduce the chances of developing clinical and subclinical milk fever.
These essential nutrients are all important in supporting the immune response and protecting the cow and its developing calf from metabolic oxidative damage by promoting a better antioxidant status. Vitamins A and E have been shown to minimise retained fetal membranes and mastitis.
Helps with rumen stabilisation and improvement of rumen pH, increases fiber breakdown and utilisation, increases microbial protein creation and overall general health, immune function, and cell count.
To increase the palatability of the ration and entice the cattle to eat it.
Even distribution of additives and allows the mix to be brought together so that cows can get an equal share.
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Transition leadfeed is a crushed grain ration specifically formulated for pre calving cattle to ensure they receive the nutritional requirements prior to calving to benefit the calving process as well as early milk production.
Leadfeeding is cow management strategy to transition cows 21 days prior to calving, to reduce the incidence of milk fever and associated metabolic disorders and allow for successful rumen adaption to a higher energy milker diet.
Anionic salts are required during the transition period prior to calving to promote the utilisation of calcium from calving to prepare for a highly productive lactation.