This product is specifically designed for feeding dry dairy cows during the 3 weeks prior to expected calving date, to assist in maintaining body condition and preparing the rumen to receive high concentrate diets in the dairy: anionic salts and a low calcium level to assist in preventing milk fever, magnesium to assist in preventing grass tetany and Bovatec to assist in preventing ketosis around calving time. Improved condition and successful adaptation to grain diets will lead to improved reproductive performance and higher milk production over the whole lactation.
This feed should be fed for 3 weeks prior to expected calving date with unrestricted good quality roughage and pasture, with preferably low potassium content. High potassium pastures, such as those recently fertilised with potash, may require higher rates of Springer pellets for control of milk fever. It is recommended to feed 3kg/head/day. Feeding rates should be adjusted to Summer/Autumn and Winter/Spring.