Cambridge (Tiller Talk)

Tiller Talk
System Type: 3
Region:
Waikato
Last Update:
22 June 2018

DairyNZ Comment:

22 Jun 2018
  • Supplementing with magnesium will reduce the risk of milk fever and grass staggers. Supplement daily for two to three weeks pre-calving until after spring pasture growth rates have slowed (December). It is difficult to supply cows with enough magnesium just through the water supply. Combine magnesium through the water supply with magnesium dusted daily onto pasture or silage.

    It is recommended dry cows receive a diet containing 0.35% Magnesium. This means consumption needs to be between 12 grams/cow/day for Jerseys and 20 grams/cow/day for Friesians.

    If dusting CausMag on pasture, double the amount needed to allow for field losses. E.g. Crossbred cows need 16 grams Magnesium, or 29 grams CausMag, or 60 g/cow/day dusted, or 6 kg per 100 cows per day.

    Springer cows should not be over-fed. Cows that are at or above BCS targets should be fed at 90% of requirements for 2 to 3 weeks pre-calving, while cows below BCS targets should be fed at 100% of requirements.

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