FeedTest is now able to provide nutritional test information necessary for successful Transition Cow Management.
The importance of transition cows is well recognised to achieve maximum milk production and improved cow health. The broader Dairy Industry is promoting Transition Cow Management benefits and farmers are gaining a better understanding of the techniques involved and realising the results of good transition management.
The Transition Cow Package provides analysis of fodder samples to monitor energy, fibre, protein and critical minerals (Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Sulphur and Chloride). These minerals are used to calculate the Dietary Cation Anion Difference (DCAD) which indicates the risk of milk fever from the feed intake. The level of two critical minerals, Magnesium and Calcium are vital during this transition period to ensure optimum levels are maintained.
The FeedTest test package provides nutritional information via NIR for Dry Matter/Moisture, Crude Protein, ADF/NDF, Digestibility, ME, DCAD, Calcium, Magnesium (All minerals in the package are measured by ICP).
The package cost is $165.00 per sample (Including GST) and takes up to 5 working days.
For further information on our Transition Cow Package contact us on 1300 655 474 or visit us at www.feedtest.com.au