Watching the cow at calving. What for?
The body condition of cows at calving time we can provide valuable information to prevent reproductive failure in the rodeo and thus increase the number of calves per year.
Most of these failures can be associated with poor nutrition. If the wombs do not have adequate body reserves amount, most likely will not come into heat energy because they will have to keep the fetus in the future.
Body condition at the time of delivery is closely related to the time it takes the cow to come into heat after calving. It is also a health index that will take the calf and the amount of milk your mother can provide.
It is important to ensure the nutrition during the 50-60 days before calving. But basically give us very good information about the rodeo is ready for the next service.
With this in mind we can take steps to improve the nutritional status of the cows, depending on your needs. This process, which has very low cost and even in some cases to save money on supplementation, will allow us to improve the pregnancy rate in the future and therefore have more calves. Course, requires monitoring and acting on time and orderly.
Do you also for the service have to watch the cows?
Yes, because the body condition at this point will tell us what is going to impregnate cows and what not. Also at this time we will be able to make decisions that reduce unnecessary costs.
What about Body Condition Weaning?
Not the wisest use this observation at weaning, because it is very likely to give much milk cows have mobilized many nutrients from your body, but in turn gave larger calves and probably have a higher maternal ability. That’s why we can be misleading to make us take action unwise.
INTA – By Nelson Raul GIBELLI y Maria Gabriela GARCILAZO