Nutrition and Reproduction in Transition Cows
The transition from late pregnancy to the onset of lactation is the most challenging period in the life of a dairy cow – metabolically, health-wise, and nutritionally. The interaction of these factors sets the tone for each cows’ milk production and reproductive success during lactation. The presentation will explore how the interaction of feed intake, energy metabolism and health status during the transition period can exert carry-over effects on reproductive performance of cows.
This information was presented at the 2019 Herd Health and Nutrition Conference.
Nutrition; Reproduction; Transition Cows