The two main reasons cows get culled are health issues ending in poor performance and reproductive issues. Keeping cows free of mastitis, breeding back regularly and performing at their potential keeps producers making money.
Immunity issues can be demonstrated in many ways including retained placentas, days open, disease outbreaks and high somatic cell counts. Nutrition plays a critical role in keeping a cow in oxidative balance, maintaining a cow’s immune system and keeping them healthy. Antioxidants can help keep free radicals in check and maintain the oxidative status in the cow. Amino acids and trace minerals also play a key role in keeping cows healthy.