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Our partner farm in the area of dairy cows is the Hinnemann farm in Germany (North Rhine Westphalia). Farm manager Philipp Hinnemann is always searching for the right adjustments to get the most out of his herd in terms of health and performance.
The challenge: In cases of diarrhoea, the calf excretes large amounts of electrolytes and fluid, which needs to be compensated via the feed. Electrolytes are acids, bases and also salts. They form a sensitive balance in the body, the electrolyte balance. This is the basis for many important biochemical processes in the body. A disruption […]
The challenge: In cases of diarrhoea, the calf excretes large amounts of electrolytes in addition to fluid and these electrolytes must be supplied once again via the drink. Electrolytes are acids, bases and also salts. They form a delicate balance in the body, the electrolyte balance. This is the basis for many important biochemical processes […]
The challenge: According to current studies, the majority of young calves’ diarrhoea occurring until the 14th day of life is of an infectious nature (e.g. due to clostridia). In addition, feeding-related problems can occur during the changeover phase. For this reason, securing health and immunity is of great importance. Both of these can be promoted […]
The challenge: Transport-related stress but also bringing many calves from different sources together are among the main reasons for the rapid spread of disease pathogens. In addition, the levels of vitamins and trace elements supplied greatly vary from calf to calf and are often inadequate. This can lead to reduced immunity in the calf. These […]
The challenge: At the start of the weaning phase, only small amounts of solid feed are ingested. The objective must be to slowly get the entire group accustomed to solid food without any decreases in performance. Investigations show that a period of 2 to 3 weeks should be planned for the reduction of milk feeding. […]
The challenge: During rearing, the animals’ growth potential should be optimally utilised. Negative factors during this phase costs the animal energy and therefore usually also growth. Supporting the immune system is therefore of great importance. This can prevent growth depression and minimise financial losses. Negative factors can include transport, rehousing or feed changes. Appetite-stimulating substances […]