From transition to drying off
Today’s high-production dairy cows require special attention. They require a specific management strategy throughout the lactation cycle that is tailored to each stage.
Calving is a moment of significant change that will determine the success of future lactation: special attention must therefore be paid to the cow during this pre- and post-partum transition period. Recent studies have paved the way for new solutions, capable of increasing milk production while preventing metabolic disorders, notably through supplementation with probiotic yeast, selenium enriched yeast and purified yeast fractions.
The transition: facing the multiple challenges before lactation
All cows experience systemic inflammation to a greater or lesser extent in the days following calving (Bradford et al., 2015). This level of post-partum inflammation can increase the health risk and reduce overall milk performance.