Milk Yield and the Start of Lactation
The aim is to produce a high milk yield; however, the start of lactation often poses challenges. Specific measures that can ease the burden on the metabolism stabilize the yield and health of the cows.
The basic prerequisites for high milk yield at the start of lactation are, in addition to healthy udders, a properly functioning liver and healthy hooves. Healthy udders can render invading pathogens harmless without becoming inflamed. Every mammary gland infection impacts negatively on the cow's milk yield.
The transition from the late dry period to the start of lactation involves significant changes in the dairy cow's metabolism. For many cows, the consequences are typical metabolic disorders, which can often trigger a whole range of illnesses, such as ketosis, milk fever, mastitis, lameness, fatty liver disease, retained placenta, metritis, and displaced abomasum. Our products propylene glycol (1,2-Propandiol USP) and conjugated linoleic acids (Lutrell®) support dairy cows by easing the burden on the metabolism.