Dairy Feeds - Transition 80/20

Did you know, the transition period has a major influence at every stage of the production cycle?

Wynnstay’s extensive range of dairy feeds and supplements have been designedto meet the requirements of the modern dairy cow.

All feeds and supplements are supported by a team of highly respected sales staff and technical advisors who will work with you to balance or supplement your forages to determine the best feed or blend for your specific herd requirements.

We take the time to inspect your herd and system BEFORE discussing any specific feed recommendations thus enabling performance targets to be met whilst optimising health, fertility and longevity.

Lactating Feeds

Energy

  • Energy levels from moderate to ultra high density - to suit all yield aspirations
  • Energy sources from starch based (cereals) to digestible fibre based (NIS, sugar beet
    pulp; soya hulls) ingredients - to suit a wide range and quality of forages
  • The higher end of our ranges also include high oil protected fat for a real energy shot 

Protein

  • Protein levels from 13% to 26%
  • High quality protein sources including Hipro Soya and Distillers

Minerals and Vitamins

  • Our standard range of dairy feeds contain the unique ‘HEALTHCARE’ supplement - a
    high inclusion vitamin/trace element pack containing Copper MAAC for improved fertility; AVAILA Zinc for improved hoof and teat quality, and SELPLEX for a better immune status
  • High levels of magnesium at critical times of the year
  • Optimum levels of macro elements for top performance

Why 80/20?

Transition period refers to six weeks prior to calving and three weeks post calving. Although this accounts for only 20% of the production cycle, research across the globe has shown that it has a major influence on the subsequent 80% of the production cycle.

Transition Nutrition Products

Wynnstay have a range of  transition related products designed to promote a healthy and profitable transition.

The goal in the last three weeks before calving is to help reduce disorders around calving and ease the transition to a lactating programme. To meet all criteria, the correct amounts of energy, protein, vitamins, minerals and forage must be fed, whilst maximising intakes and providing the optimum environment for the cow.

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Transition Cow Feeds

8 weeks to 3 weeks pre-calving

At drying off, cows should have a body condition score of 2.75 - 3.0, the goal is to maintain a healthy rumen with a bulky forage ration. Typical ration for dry cows from eight weeks to three weeks before calving:

  • Restricted grass silage or grazing
  • 3 - 4kg chopped straw*
  • Free choice dry cow Minpot
  • Clean, fresh water

3 weeks pre-calving to calving

The goal in the last three weeks before calving is to help reduce disorders around calving and ease the transition to a lactating programme. To meet all criteria, the correct amount of energy, protein, vitamins, minerals and forage must be fed. Intake is also important because frequently there is a loss of appetite as calving time nears.

Recharge 80/20

Mineralised high spec dry cow blend for high performing dairy cows

Formulated to meet the MP requirements of high yielding dairy cows, contains; prairie meal; protected choline, methionine and B vitamins to improve liver function and prevent ketosis post calving; omega oils for improved fertility; high levels of vitamin E to boost immunity.

Typical diet:

  • 10kg maize silage
  • 10kg grass silage
  • 3-4kg chopped straw*
  • 1kg Recharge

Dry Tec 80/20 Nuts

Designed to be fed from three weeks pre-calving

A balanced concentrate to ensure your cows and heifers get the very best preparation for the next lactation. Containing high levels of DUP to enable higher milk protein levels in lactation, lactose to encourage good rumen papillae growth and a double healthcare supplement pack to optimise health and fertility; before, at, and post-calving.

Typical diet:

  • 30kg grass silage
  • 3 - 4kg chopped straw*
  • 2 - 3kg Dry Tec 80/20 nuts

Prepare 80/20 Nuts

Designed to be fed from three weeks pre-calving where milk fevers are more than 5%

Prepare nuts are a semi-DCAB approach to dry cow feeding, enabling higher levels of grass and/or grass silage based diets to be fed with much less risk of milk fevers.

Typical Diet:

  • 20 - 25kg grass silage
  • 4kgs chopped straw
  • 2.5 - 3kg Prepare 80/20 nuts

 

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