Successfully transitioning dairy cows back into the milking herd after the dry period is one of the most important pillars associated with well-performing and profitable dairy herds. The success of these nutrition and management programs directly relates to the reproductive performance, milk production and health of cows during the next lactation.

In this article at DAIReXNET, Dr. Donna Amaral-Phillips with the University of Kentucky discusses management practices before calving that help prevent fresh cows from becoming “losers.”

The article is the fifth in a six-part series on emerging nutrition topics.