Nutrition and Management of Close Up Dry Cows - Andrea Murphy

A springer cow is a Close Up Dry Cow (CUDC) but not all CUDC are visibly springing.  The CUDC phase begins 21 days prior to calving and is differentiated from the Far Away Dry Cow based around changing nutritional requirements as the cow gets closer to calving.  Sound nutrition and management pre-calving will impact dry matter intake and health post-calving, optimise milk production, reproductive performance and ulitmately profitability.

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