Don’t let metabolic disorders in dairy cows affect your farm’s profitability.
Ketosis, sub-acute rumen acidosis (SARA) and hypocalcaemia all impact the performance of your cows and cost the average 100-cow dairy farm over £23,000 per year (Esslemont, 2012).
What if you could minimise and avoid these metabolic disorders with Glycal Forte®? If you could improve pregnancy rates, reduce disease, SCC and increase milk yield in every cow…
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With Glycal Forte – a proven, nutrition-based approach to herd health – you can:
- Reduce lameness
- Increase margin per cow
- Improve pregnancy rates
- Improve milk yield
- Reduce weight loss post-calving
All these factors contribute to an overall increase in milking performance.
Simply enter your average herd rumen pH and we’ll calculate the energy gain (MJ) that could be seen per cow/per day
On-farm experience has shown that it is difficult to predict how energy will be partitioned on an individual farm. It can be seen immediately as increased litres (if energy goes into milk), or weeks or months later as improved fertility (if energy goes into reducing weight loss) or a combination of both. In a controlled trial, reduced BCS loss post-calving rather than increased milk yield was seen. However, for illustrative purposes, if 50% of energy goes into milk, you would see the above increase in litres per cow per day.
Calculations are based on:
Maximum benefit (seen by raising pH from 5.5 to 6.0) is an extra 1.0 kg DMI and an increase in fibre degradability of 25% (Dijkstra, 2012). Benefits are applied on a sliding scale from pH 5.5 to 6.0.
Assumptions: M/D of TMR 12.0 MJ/kg, forage 50% of ration (on DM basis), standard litre of milk 3.2% protein and 4.0% fat.