Dairy Heifer Nutrition is Vital to Preventing Cow Hoof Problems

Dairy Heifer Nutrition is Vital to Preventing Cow Hoof Problems

December 3, 2019 0 By William Morgan


When you supplement with Availa Plus your goal is actually to produce a dairy heifer that it’s going to have
superior performance in that post calving or postpartum period. So, by
making that small investment during the growing growing phase of the heifer,
you’re ensuring that she has healthier claws or producing a more sound claw
when she reaches lactation because many of our lameness issues occur in
that first two to three months after calving and especially in first calf heifers. So, by investing with the Availa PLus product then we end up producing a
heifer with higher quality claw horn, which reduces lameness in first
lactation, but at the same time we have an animal that has an enhanced immune
system. So, now we have an animal that’s able to transition into lactation and
reduce mastitis and somatic cell counts in early lactation, which we know has a
direct tie to reproductive performance. So, we can enhance reproductive
performance by having less lame cows, cows that have a healthier mammary system
and in the end an animal that’s going to achieve higher milk production and
greater profitability.