n The Dairy Mail - Focus on the fresh cow : production

Volume 21, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


The six-week transition period between late pregnancy and early lactation poses huge challenges to the high-producer dairy cow. The udder of a Holstein cow producing 30 kg milk at four days postpartum, for example, requires twice as many amino acids and three times more energy than the gravid uterus before calving.

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