TIPS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2013
1. Ensure you have adequate supplies of disinfectant for calving boxes as the spring calving programme begins.
2. Scan cows now not detected in heat for autumn calving programmes.
3. Avoid dry cows losing body condition score (BCS) prior to calving. This will increase the calving interval and empty rate in next year’s breeding programme.
4. The current milk weather will enhance the growth of fungi on feed faces. Do not feed contaminated food to cows as it will be detrimental to their health.