Farmwatch
System Type: 3
Region:
Waikato
Last Update:
21 June 2024

DairyNZ Comment:

21 Jun 2024
  • It’s a terrifying moment when you see a cow lying in the paddock. First, identify the problem, once identified, early treatment will be key to good results – eg. magnesium/calcium bag for metabolics, or an anti-inflammatory for calving paralysis. A convenient and well stocked calving kit will really help with timely treatment.

    If a down cow does not get up, the best place for a down cow is under a roof or well sheltered area. But if you can’t provide a dedicated down cow area, some easy ways to care for cows in the paddock include using cow covers or putting out a few hay bales to provide shelter from the weather. Cows needs include shelter; clean, dry and soft bedding; clean water and good feed; anti-inflammatories; rolling the cow from side to side; hand stripping milk from the udder.

    If a down cow is non-responsive or very ill, a quick decision should be made on whether treatment is viable. Consult your vet, especially if multiple or unusual cases.

    See our down cow information or visit the Anexa website for much more detail.

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  • Date Collected

    21 Jun 2024

  • Soil temp

    10.5

  • Growth

    26 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2592 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    6 mm

  • BCS

    4.8

  • % in milk

    - %

  • MS/cow

    0 kgs

  • MS/ha

    0 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    0 kgs

  • Rotation

    120 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    - kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    - kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    - kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

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  • Weight Gain

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  • Stocking Rate

    - su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level

    -

  • MJME

    -