Turnout

A key step in the cow’s life

Turnout is a critical phase in a cow’s life. It is a period of stress linked to rapid feeding and environment changes. Young spring grass is often rich in water, soluble sugars and nitrogen. It leads to transit acceleration, diarrhoea and, therefore, poor intake of necessary trace elements needed for a good functioning of the organism.

Forages given this winter have particularly been poor in trace elements… Indeed, climatic conditions of last summer have been very harsh and unfavourable to a good bioavailability of trace elements in plants.

Turnout : the challenges in video

What are the links between climate and deficiencies ?

Soil life depends on meteorology: heavy rains, droughts, have an impact on soil leaching, or immobilisation of trace elements limiting the assimilation by plants.

As you have read in the module « Importance of trace elements in animals », deficiencies in animals are responsible for several clinical conséquences : loss of production, decreased fertility, reduction of the immuno colostro transfert and of neonatal pathologies.

The overall herd is concerned by these deficiencies: calves, heifers and cows have to be supplemented during the grazing period. Without any supplementation deficiencies will become worst and will have significant impacts on the practice and the herd performances (peripartum pathologies, reproduction issues, weak calves, diarrhoeas…) diarrhées néonatales…).

To supplement animals, adapted solutions to each farm management type exist: boluses, effervescent tablets, pellets.

PLANTS’ NUTRITIONAL VALUE IS DECREASED

SUFFERING BECAUSE OF HEAT STRESS

HAY AND STRAW SUPPLY ON PASTURE

Many solutions

Boluses

Individual and controlled solution

Thanks to its patented and unique technology,

Oligovet Super Grazing Cow, 8 months of supply : peace-of-mind

 

Effervescent tablets

Collective and controlled supply 

Innovative galenic of Oligalet Trace Elements allows easy and focused supplementation to be used during 5 days.

 

Pellets

Quality and price !

For those who prefer pellets, we suggest our new range The Basics in buckets of 15kg (Trace elements and vitamins).

For more information, please contact : export@vetalis.fr