Dairy cow lactation cycle
Throughout the year, a lot is expected of your dairy cows. The demands for milk production and the normal routines of calving, feed changes, and pen movements, along with the unexpected demands created by factors such as weather changes or forage quality issues can lead to stress. It’s just a normal part of the lactation cycle. Management and nutrition practices can minimize the impact of stress. When stress is reduced, cows are healthier, produce more milk and stay in the herd longer.