Good Nutrition Vital From Calving to Breeding

Good Nutrition Vital From Calving to Breeding

North Dakota State University

A cow herd’s greatest nutrient requirements occur immediately after calving and continue through peak milk production.

During this period, a cow uses the majority of the nutrients it consumes to produce milk to sustain a hungry, growing calf. After that, the cow uses the nutrients to regain body condition, and as a last priority, to repair its reproductive system.

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