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15th December, 2017

Dry cow management dictates the rate of the uterus post calving

Dry cow management and in particular close up management of calving dictates the rate of the uterus post calving. One of our clients who is currently on a P.H.M.P. Programme where repeated measurements of the reproductive tract are observed and analysis. From this we could show that a change in poor quality silage with an M.E. of 10 to a high quality silage with an M.E. of 13. This decreased the % of cows with abnormal uterine scores, at 14 to 20 days post calving, from 70% to 20%.