In addition to being nutritionally formulated to support the cow through early lactation, optimising milk production and reproductive efficiency, Roche's Fertility Booster also contains a number of feed additives to further improve cow fertility. A unique combination of essential oils, vitamins, provitamins and antioxidants, collectively known as “Crina Heat Plus” this package is proven to promote milk yield, reduce Negative energy Balance, minimise Ketosis and provide antioxidants specifically targeted to the reproductive tract, supporting healthy eggs and embryos.
The blend of essential oils, combined with supplemental Biotin is aimed at optimising the digestion and utilisation of Protein from grass, and starch from concentrates to promote increased milk yield.
Fed 21d Pre calving – 37d Post Calving
Shane Crean farms a herd of 300 Freisian X spring calving cows in Co. Cork. Calving for Shane starts from the beginning of February, with all cows being dried off in late November. Cows are AI’d and a bull is used to mop up at the end of the breeding season. After coming from a herd of pure bred Holsteins Frisians cows fertility on the farm in recent years has been improving but wasn’t where it needed to be. Fertility is the main driver of milk production on dairy farms and failure to get cows back in calf can have significant impacts on milk sales and cash flow in the subsequent months. With this in mind, a review of the overall fertility performance of the farm was carried out, using data from HerdPlus where the farms fertility has been monitored for a number of years.
From this data, one area for potential improvement that was identified was the early insemination and pregnancy rate of older cows in the herd, with a possible reason being a higher level of Negative Energy Balance in these older cows.
With strong evidence to support a reduction in negative energy balance in cows fed Crina Heat Plus in addition to stronger heat expression and support of early embryo growth, Shane decided to feed Roches fertility booster for the 2020 breeding season.
For more information on our Fertility Booster Nut containing Crina Heat Plus and how it can improve fertility on your farm contact your local Roche's Feeds Technical Sales Advisor today or contact our office on 061 308 111