The two main reasons cows get culled are health issues ending in poor performance and reproductive issues. Keeping cows free of mastitis, breeding back on schedule and performing at their potential keeps producers making money.
Immunity issues within the cow can be demonstrated in many ways including retained placentas, days open, disease outbreaks and high somatic cell counts. Nutrition plays a critical role in maintaining a cow’s immune system and oxidative balance and keeping them healthy. Feeding antioxidants 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.