What is ideal dry period length?

Watson, Chris
April 2007
Farmers Weekly;4/13/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 15, p52
Trade Publication
The article focuses on drying cows off and the ideal length for a dry period. It says that records show the need for a dry period was recognized but the ideal length was debated even then, with periods of between 10 days and two months being advocated. It mentions that a simplified approach to feeding and housing can be seen as one of the main benefits in using short dry cow periods.


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