Mineral and supplement feed as contributors to longevity

Mineral and supplement feed can promote high lifetime milk production in dairy cows. For this, the animal’s individual requirements of vitamins, trace elements, and minerals must be correctly recognised and taken into account in the feed.

Crystalyx - ensuring a safe start to lactation
The use of Crystalyx Crystalyx makes staple feed more digestible and increases dry matter intake by 5% on average. It also results in a very efficient, ruminant-appropriate increase in overall energy intake, especially at times when the energy balance is negative, such as after calving. This reduces energy deficiencies and prevents the risk of secondary conditions. Such secondary conditions may be responsible for more than 50% of losses. They include infertility, udder disorders, and hoof and limb diseases. Ultimately, lower wastage rates prolong the longevity of dairy cows.

VitaMiral - ensuring a balanced supply of minerals
Dairy cows lose approximately 115 g of minerals and vitamins through their udders during a daily milking of 40 kg. This shows why a balanced supply of minerals is indispensable for promoting the longevity of a dairy herd. Animals are sometimes very sensitive to mineral and vitamin deficiencies. Chronic hoof diseases, high cell counts in milk, dry shaggy coats, difficulties calving, stillbirths and increasing numbers of infertile dairy cows are the obvious consequences of a herd that does not have a balanced supply of minerals. The many varieties of VitaMiral VitaMiral that combat mineral deficiencies effectively in the barn and at pasture. It supplements the mineral and vitamin requirements associated with various types of staple feed and rations effectively and appropriately to needs.

Miravit - preventing negative effects
Critical situations demand particular attention: 40% of losses of dairy cows occur in the first 100 days of lactation. This underlines the fact that the period around calving and the start of lactation is a stress situation for dairy cows. Metabolic diseases such as ketosis or milk fever often have an adverse effect on the health, and hence longevity and efficiency, in this period. Using Miravit Miravit MaltoDrink, for example, a mixture of propylene glycol, glycerine, and malt extract, can help minimise the risk of suffering ketosis in such situations.

Products

Crystalyx Vitalyx
Lick blocks for the optimal start to lactation.
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Crystalyx Cattle Booster
Lick blocks to increase the dry matter intake for high performance requirements.
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Crystalyx Trockensteher
Lick blocks for optimal preparation for birth and subsequent lactation.
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Miravit MaltoDrink
Tasty supplement feed that optimises dry TMR.
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Miravit Oramun Plus
Colostrum in a tube.
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VitaMiral Fertil Pro
The mineral feed that supports fertility.

VitaMiral Euter Pro
The mineral feed for use with increased levels of somatic cells in milk.

VitaMiral Klauenfest
The mineral feed that supports hoof health.

VitaMiral Pansenstimulanz
The mineral feed with live yeast cells.

Advice

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