Management

Metritis risk factors

The goal of fresh cow programs is to transition cows into high production while ensuring a healthy return to reproductive cyclicity. Shortly after calving, lactation energy demands start to compete for nutrients. Reduced nutrient availability can then leave fresh cows more susceptible to diseases and reproductive challenges. FULL STORY »

Re-examine your fresh cow routine

It’s commonplace on some farms to give a fresh cow a bottle of calcium just after calving, but it may be a band-aid that covers underlying nutritional issues. FULL STORY »

New source of fresh-cow information

FreshCowInnovationCenter.com is a comprehensive source of information for transition management and early-lactation disease. FULL STORY »

New Source Of Fresh Cow Information Announced By Vance Publishing & Pfizer Animal Health

FreshCowInnovationCenter.com is a new hub for everything fresh cows developed by Cattlenetwork and Dairy Herd Management magazine in conjunction with Pfizer Animal Health.
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Re-examine your fresh cow routine

It’s commonplace on some farms to give a fresh cow a bottle of calcium just after calving. FULL STORY »

Take a timeline approach to fresh cow management

This will help cows achieve a smoother transition from the pre-fresh pen to the post-fresh milking herd. FULL STORY »

Monitoring Fresh Cows

Dairy farmers, nutritionists, and veterinarians report a critical need to monitor cow immediately after calving until they are ready to aggressively begin their lactation. A fresh cow strategy allows these cows to be monitored and observed on a daily basis. FULL STORY »

Focus On: Fresh Cows

Dairy Herd Management magazine provides valuable information and links on fresh cows. FULL STORY »

Apply the 10-percent rule

Here is another tool you can use to monitor fresh cows. FULL STORY »

Culture fresh cows

It can help you evaluate the success of your dry cow program. FULL STORY »

Don’t use peak milk to monitor fresh cows

Learn why this dairy prefers to look at first-, second-, and third-test-day milk production for fresh cows. FULL STORY »

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