Meeting the individual needs of your dry cow

Semple, Jane
October 2011
Irish Farmers Monthly;Oct2011, p42
Trade Publication
The article presents dry cow management on lactation cycle. It mentions that dry cows need to be feed silage which ideally do not have slurry to lessen the content of potassium of the silage. It states that assuring to have exact calving dates is also important to correct dry cow management. It says that the dry cow house need to be of enough size to accommodate the dry cows.


Related Articles

  • Making sure your cows calve down easily. Duffy, Colm // Irish Farmers Monthly;1/1/2015, p74 

    The article offers helpful tips in the management aspect for the programme of maintaining excellent dry cow. Topics covered include checking the body condition score (BCS) of cows during calving and lactation, dividing areas of lactating herds into the close-up and far-off dry cows and...

  • THE DYNAMICS OF BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS IN BLOOD OF CLINICALLY HEALTHY HOLSTEIN COWS FROM DAY 5 BEFORE TO DAY 60 AFTER CALVING. Celeska, Irena; Janevski, Aleksandar; Dzadzovski, Igor; Ulchar, Igor; Kirovski, Danijela // Macedonian Veterinary Review;2015, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p189 

    The peripartal period in Holstein dairy cows is critical, due to the transition from pregnancy to lactation. We have studied the dynamics of biochemical parameters from day 5 before to day 60 after calving. The study included 10 multiparous Holstein cows, examined at days -5, 5, 10, 30 and 60...

  • CALVING CHECKLIST. Noecker, Nancy // American Cattlemen;Mar2014, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p20 

    The article discusses the prospects of genetic planning for calving season. Topics discussed include acceptance of any calf by the cow due to release of certain hormones and the release of a calf in less time if it is disturbed less, proper knowledge regarding the use of calving chains and the...

  • LIFETIME PRODUCTION OF HIGH-YIELDING DAIRY COWS. Novaković, Ž.; Ostojić-Andrić, D.; Pantelić, V.; Beskorovajni, R.; Popović, N.; Lazarević, M.; Nikšić, D. // Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry;2014, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p399 

    Lifetime milk production is a key success factor in fulfilling the production potential of high-yielding cows. Lifetime milk production traits are pronouncedly variable. The life expectancy and the length of productive life of dairy cows are repeatedly limiting factors for improving lifetime...

  • Reproduction performance of cows with single, twin and triplet calves. Sawa, Anna; Bogucki, Mariusz; Krężel-Czopek, Sylwia // Acta Veterinaria Brno;2012, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p347 

    The aim of this study was to analyse data on 74,081 calvings, subsequent lactation performance and culling of 23,588 Black-and-White cows improved with Holstein-Friesians. The animals represented the active population in Pomerania and Kujavia, first calved in 2000 and 2001, and were culled...

  • CHANGES IN BODY CONDITION OF HIGH-YIELDING DAIRY COWS. Novaković, Ž.; Sretenović, Lj.; Ostojić-Andrić, D.; Petrović, M. M.; Aleksić, S.; Pantelić, V.; D.Nikšić // Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry;2012, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p179 

    Objective of the research was to investigate the level, structure and variability of realized differences between average values of body condition scores in high-yielding cows during most critical phases of production cycle. Realized differences were used as criterion for assessment of changes...

  • Cow Signals: Recognising cows at risk. Kavanagh, Martin // Irish Farmers Monthly;Aug2009, p38 

    The article focuses on responding to cow signals that put them at risk for dairy systems to perform profitably. It is helpful to identify the herd problem and intervene quickly like persistent bulk milk high cell count and those heifers getting displaced abomasums during the calving season. The...

  • Factors affecting weight and age at first calving, first lactation milk yield in Gir cows. Singh, Basdev; Sawant, Pushkraj; Sawant, Dhruvaraj; Todkar, Sachin; Jain, Richa // Indian Journal of Animal Research;Oct2016, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p804 

    The present study was undertaken on data of 113 Gir cows maintained at Kasturba Gram Dairy Farm, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India over a period of 18 years from 1995 to 2012, based on age at first calving. The overall means for weight at first calving (WFC), age at first calving (AFC), and first...

  • Subclinical Milk Fever. Hibma, John // Farming;Jan2015, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p12 

    The article discusses subclinical milk fever (SCMF) in cows including the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. It states that cows with SCMF experience poor rumination, resulting in poor nutrient metabolism, and decreased feed intakes that will lead directly to negative...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics