This process will help you choose the most effective system for your farm that will:
- achieve cow body condition score targets
- provide suitable feed
- be cost effective
- minimise risk
- be people friendly
- minimise nutrient loss and comply with regulations
- complement the overall dairy production system of the farm.
Which wintering system is right for you?
Part 1: Wintering risk assessment - review the performance of your current wintering system and decide if you need to change.
Part 2: Investigate alternative wintering systems – follow the diagram on page 8 to determine your best wintering system options and decide on the next steps to take.
Download this publication help find out how to determine the best wintering system for your farm.