News – Dairy cow


The challenge: High-yielding dairy cows in early lactation are lacking energy but also facing tough stress for their liver metabolism. After calving the cow´s feed intake is limited. With starting producing milk lots of energy from feed is required. The energy supplied through feed can not cover the requirement. Therefore, the cow starts mobilizing energy […]

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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.

More milk and ingredients due to protected amino acids

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Amino acids play a crucial role in the diet of dairy cows. Supplementing the diet of dairy cows with amino acids can lead to more milk and ingredients. In addition to the significantly improved profitability, there is also the potential for reductions in nitrogen and phosphorus excretion, which increases the utilization efficiency of dairy cow husbandry.

Save protein with rumen-protected amino acids

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How much protein does the cow really need? This question is discussed very intensively in the field of dairy cow feeding. Especially for high-yielding cows, the needs-based supply of feed protein plays a decisive role. Not only for the health and performance of the animal, but also for the environment (new fertiliser regulations!) and the profitability of the farm.


The challenge: Breeding has significantly increased the growth- and performance potential. Not only of dairy cows and pigs but also of pigs. This goes hand in hand with a significantly higher energy requirement. For a successful economical animal farming, it is important to take care of a careful component selection. This is why highly digestible […]


The challenge: Increased performance of modern dairy cows require not only a precise but also a demand-based ration. Previous assumptions showed no need for an additional supply of B vitamins. These are synthesised sufficiently by microbes in the rumen.  But recent studies show that with increasing performance, the need for B vitamins also increases. They […]


The challenge: In high performing dairy, the synthesis of first limiting amino acids by rumen microbes is often limited. For example methionine and lysine. The situation in GMO-free rations is similar: rapeseed meal and other by-products also require additional supply of methionine and especially lysine. The deficiency could theoretically be compensated by an increased supply […]


The challenge: 80% of dairy cow deaths are caused by metabolic disorders. Here, the liver is the central organ. Especially in early lactation but also with increased fat mobilisation, the liver reaches its limits. The consequences of overload can not only be ketosis, but also fat mobilisation syndrome, puerperal disorders or fertility problems. Choline is […]

BEWI-FATRIX® Methionine

The challenge: Dairy cows are dependent on the supply of essential amino acids on intestinal level. Methionine is renowned as first limiting amino acid. Furthermore it is substantial for the synthesis of milk protein but also a smooth fat metabolism in the liver. During lactation peak, there is often competition for methionine. A deficiency therefore […]


The challenge: Dairy cows rely on the supply of essential amino acids on intestinal level. Commonly, methionine is the first limiting amino acid in most rations, followed by lysine. GMO-free rations increasingly contain rapeseed meal to replace soy, which commonly makes lysine the first limiting amino acid. Lysine deficiency on intestinal level leads not only […]


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The challenge: During calving, the dairy cow is under a severe stress situation. However, calving can affect the start of lactation but also longevity significantly. The consequences of birth are a dramatic loss of liquid through the passing of the amniotic fluid. In order to prevent the cow from these deficiencies directly after calving, providing […]


The challenge: Problems with low fertility rates and decreased longevity are common challenges in dairy cows. However, these problems are not caused by high performance levels but rather a lack in the supply of sufficient energy. Energy demand for milk production highly depends on milk fat content. The higher the milk fat synthesis, the higher […]


The challenge: Dairy cows often have problems with impaired fertility and decreased longevity. These problems are in most cases not connected to high milk yields. They rather can be traced back to an inadequate energy supply. The energy required for milk production depends mainly on the fat content in the milk. The higher the milk […]


The challenge: The most important issues for high performance during the lactation period are, not only energy supply, but also an adequate supply of rumen protein and nitrogen. This guarantees the optimal formation of bacterial protein. An insufficient supply of ruminal microbes leads to a reduction of ruminal protein production. Also, the milk protein synthesis […]


The challenge: A common problem in the first third of lactation is the limited ration intake. The rumen plays a central role in the digestion process of the major ration components. In addition to the palatability of the feed, also balanced supplies of fast, medium and slow degradable components are of utmost importance. They allow […]


The challenge: In the first 100 days of lactation, health but also fertility are central performance parameters contributing to longevity. 80 % of the deaths of high-yielding cows are caused by metabolic disorders. The liver plays a central role in this context. Especially in the early stages of lactation and in the context of increased […]


The challenge: Breeding has greatly increased the genetic potential of dairy cows for high milk yields. However, this has also increased the daily energy and protein requirements. In order to meet this increased demand for energy and protein or amino acids, particular attention must be paid to the supply of small intestine-digestible amino acids from […]


The challenge: On the basis of conventional rations (grass, maize, concentrated feed), it is difficult to achieve milk yields above 8.000 kg / year. This can only be achieved with an additional energy supply. Especially in stressful situations but also phases of high performance (e.g. during early lactation) it is important to ensure energy supply. […]


The challenge: Energy deficiency in the first third of lactation After calving the nutritional requirement of the dairy cow increases rapidly, whereas ration intake increases slowly. This leads to an immense energy deficiency during the first 100 days of lactation. Also, the estrous cycle begins again which may lead to further pregnancy. The challenge is […]

BEWI-SAN Dairylyt

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The challenge: Dairy cows are exposed to particularly high strain during calving, which can thus significantly affect the start-up phase of lactation but also the cow´s further life. The consequences of a birth are a dramatic loss of liquid through the passing of the amniotic fluid. In order to prevent the cow from these deficiencies […]