We previously fed a dry cow blend containing Mg supplements & provided access to DC buckets. We introduced X-Zelit in 2011/12. Milk fever incidents reduced by 54%, retained cleansings by 62% & vulval discharge/metritis by 58%.
Feeding the dairy cow - yeasts
The dairy cow diet requires yeasts to maintain a healthy rumen, critical in delivering milk yield and overall cow performance. With independent research and testing, our team will help select proven live yeasts. It’s important to ensure that the product delivers the maximum number of live yeast cells to the digestive track of the animal.
If you herd suffers from conditions such as acidosis, yeasts can be used to help balance the rumen pH.
Triggers of acidosis may include:
- High levels of fermentable carbohydrates
- Finely chopped forages
- Poorly fermented forages
- Low levels of structural fibre
- High concentrate use
- Spring grass
We can help select the right products for your dairy herd, please just give the office a call on 015242 63139