by Charlene Christensen BVSc Headlands ConsultantOne of the most critical periods for a dairy cow is the 3-4 weeks before and after calving. A successful season’s production can be made or broken during the transition period.
Fat Evaluation Index (FEI) Grading System
by Charlene Christensen BVSc Headlands ConsultantFEI is a measure of the fatty acid profile of the milk, and isn’t a direct measure of the amount of PKE fed. FEI was introduced as tanker-side test in May 2017 to ensure milk is fit-for-purpose.
Top Farmers Know How BVD Control Series
BVD SERIES: WHAT IS BVD? BVD infections can be disruptive and costly. Helping farmers to find and control PI (Persistently Infected) stock is essential. Having clear and effective interventions in place, starts with helping farmers to understand the disease. To watch click the video on the left or get the fact sheet.
BVD SERIES: TEST FOR AND CONTROL BVD BVD is widespread in New Zealand, with 95% of Dairy herds showing evidence of past exposure. Understanding the critical periods for intervention can be hugely helpful, plus knowing what your key targets and controls might be. To watch click the video on the left or get the fact sheet.
BVD SERIES: BIOSECURITY FOR BVD With biosecurity as such a hot-topic in the Dairy industry, communicating how to apply biosecurity to BVD is a top priority. Here we share a 3-step biosecurity framework (IN/OUT/OVER) that will help prevent 'direct' and 'indirect' BVD stock contact. To watch click the video on the left or get the fact sheet.
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