Recently-calved cows have an energy shortage because their milk production requires more
energy than they can absorb from their feed. To achieve high milk production, the cow has to
send a lot of glucose to the udder. Cows take all the glucose in their system and send it to
the udder to produce milk. The problem is that the cow’s other tissues also need energy, and
there is no glucose left for them. The cow solves this problem by tapping into alternative
energy sources. She will break down protein (muscles) and fat, causing her to lose
condition. Cows must therefore be given more support than usual at the beginning of
lactation. A high feed intake in the beginning is the best guarantee for problem-free lactation.
A negative energy balance cannot be avoided, but can be limited by providing a high dry
matter intake and concentrated feed.
Therefore, you absolutely must choose the most suitable production feed.
Nutex Sweet based on extruded linseed and bypass sugars.
Limit the consequences of the negative energy balance. Nutex Sweet offers:
● Reduced condition loss
● Higher milk production
● Reduced chance of lingering milk fever
● Improved fertility
July 20th, 2021