Reviva Promotion Campaign
3 March 2017
The value of high quality post calving drink for dairy cows
The dairy industry in Ireland has benefited over the last few years from an improved understanding in terms of the role of nutrition, husbandry and preventive practices in helping cows to recover rapidly after calving. A cow’s metabolism needs particular support post-calving to help it maintain essential bodily functions and for it to remain healthy.
Support post calving
During calving cows lose fluids and electrolytes, which can lead to dehydration. Blood calcium levels go down and at the time they need more energy they eat less. The combination of dehydration, low blood calcium levels and low food intake can cause weakness and listlessness after calving, which in turn can mean the cow eats less again. This has consequences for both milk production and the longer-term health of the cow.
Cows need to recover as soon as possible after calving and it is important that they start to eat again quickly. To make this possible, they need a readily available source of energy, calcium and other minerals, electrolytes, and vitamins.
Highly palatable energy drink
Farm-O-San Reviva is a highly palatable energy drink that offers that vital supplementation to newly calved cows. By giving cows Farm-O-San Reviva just once, directly after calving, the animals recover sooner, are more active, have a higher blood calcium level and show improved forage intake.
Trials conducted by Trouw Nutrition with Farm-O-San Reviva have demonstrated that cows treated with this supplement have higher blood calcium levels and dry matter intake post-partum to help recover and boost milk yield as soon as possible.
Farm-O-San Reviva is the orange energy drink for recovery after calving. As part of our special promotional offer during March 2017 click here for more information about the product and to register to obtain your free 1 kg sample pack.