New approach for a successful transition program

For each lactation, a cow can lose around 500 gm of calcium from her natural storage, namely her bones.
This process means that she is mining her skeleton to put calcium and phosphorus into milk. This situation can explain why higher producing older cows are more susceptible to milk fever. This means, like capital fertilizer, we have to put back what we take out. […]

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Managing Facial Eczema

Once sporidesmin pasture spore counts are above 20,000/g nutritional strategies are a vital tool to reduce the impact of facial eczema in a herd or flock. The use of zinc in the diet of grazing stock, as a drench, in water or in feed, has long been recognized as one of the most effective methods of minimizing the impact of facial eczema. […]

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Matching Feeds to Maintain Peak

New Zealand dairy is unique when it comes to nutrition. Not just because it is largely grass based. We see similar industries in Australia, Chile, Ireland and even parts of Europe and Japan in the summer. The uniqueness stems more from having grass as the most cost effective energy source; plus the fact that the industry tries to maintain a seasonal calving program. […]

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New approach delivers on herd health and production

Testimonial – Mike Tilleman, South Waikato
In a country where dairy farmers are bought up to make the most of growing and using low-cost ryegrass and clover, it can seem counter intuitive when grass intake is recommended to be reduced, and supplements increased, often at a time of year when grass supply is good. Mike Tilleman would be the first to admit he was like most farmers in that respect when he first kicked off with Tranzsol and Lactisol in his herd’s diet. […]

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Sollus a solution on tough milking country

Testimonial – Craig Vanner, Mangakino
Farming on the tough volcanic country around Mangakino means Craig Vanner has learned to tailor his expectations to the limitations of the land. This includes dealing with some tough winters with low growth days and a tendency for the lighter soils to turn dry easily from early summertime.
But for Craig his two biggest issues that had added to the farm’s challenges have been high incidence of milk fever in his 500 head herd over spring-time, and problems getting them back in calf. […]

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More than minerals with Sollus support

Testimonial – Hamish Johnston, Timaru
When Hamish Johnston started discussing his herd health problems with Sollus he soon found he was getting more than just the opportunity to buy some minerals to deal with the problem. “When Sollus first rang me and we started talking I soon found we were getting a company that understood animal nutrition very well and was not interested in just selling us some product.” […]

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