This summer, Novus put in the next generation of tank telemetry at mills that include enhanced features. Our systems manager, Dr. Johnny Wilson, takes us through what makes Novus unique:
Dr. Karen Luchterhand- Manager of the NOVUS® C.O.W.S. Program
The C.O.W.S. program has been successful in working with dairy producers and their teams to unlock bottlenecks in their operations.
The program is provided by Novus International and was developed in collaboration with Dan Weary and Marina Von Keyserlingk from the University of British Columbia. It started in 2010 with the assistance of two graduate students from the University of British Columbia visiting and collecting data from mature, high-production Holstein pens from 200 dairy farms in the U.S.
Vitamins A, D and E are essential nutrients that support a
wide range of functions in the body. As fat-soluble vitamins,
they are also subject to degradation from oxidative damage
in the feed and digestive tract. Feeding AGRADO® Plus at
recommended rates helps neutralize pro-oxidants in the diet,
in particular oxidized fat, preserving vitamins for absorption
and delivery to target tissues in the body.
When a dry cow transitions to being a lactating cow, her energy requirements are similar to that
of a human running two marathons a day. Because of this, the transition period from calving
to lactating is critical due to the physiological and endocrinal challenges to homeostasis these
cows face. The sudden demand in milk production can cause significant metabolic stress that
must be managed and the cow must be prepared.