ANALYSE what your stock are actually eating
Sampling and laboratory analysis of pasture, feed & soil supplements
Review of your trace and macro element levels to understand the dietary risk
ADJUST the levels to meet demand
Implement the most appropriate and cost effective form of mineral supplementation
Manage reproductive risk in the longer term through appropriate fertiliser choices
PROFIT from the changes you’ve made
For every 2% empty rate reduction in an average 300 cow herd you save $7,000 in the first year
Addressing mineral imbalances leads to efficient and effective reproduction - and this means more days in milk!
Every empty cow loses you almost the market replacement cost. Add to that the costs of carrying more replacements, drug intervention, keeping cows you wanted to cull and the true cost is probably higher. And it’s not just the empty rate that’s important but the calving spread as well. A big spread is costing you money.
Despite increased funding and programmes to improve reproduction, empty rates are still persistently high. Why? Undiagnosed mineral imbalances in many NZ dairy and drystock herds are affecting reproductive performance. We help you manage potential risks present in the diet to achieve ongoing reproductive success.
Here's our tried and true process for reducing empty rates in your herd: