Dry Cow Management / Calving

Correct management of the dry cow is vital to ensure ease of calving, calf survival and good calf performance

  • Aim to dry cows off at BCS 3 and maintain this until calving
  • Enhance the cows immune system through feeding Maxcare Protected Pre-Calver Extra-E.  This will ensure production of high levels of specific antibodies in the colostrum
  • Calving area should be clean, dry and well bedded to reduce potential for infection
  • Avoid early intervention at calving where possible to minimise stress on the calf and the risk of post calving problems such as retained placenta
  • Immediately post calving, offer 20 litres of Reviva to re-energise and re-hydrate the cow.  If possible remove the calf to reduce the risk of infection