Dairy Knowledge at Your Fingertips BulletinVolume Number April 1, 2013

Atlantic Dairy knowledge at your fingertips - Spring 2013

Atlantic Dairy knowledge at your fingertips - Spring 2013
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Introducing a unique tool designed specifically to help you evaluate your management of the transition period: the Transition Cow Index (or TCI). This tool is based on the premise that milk yield on the first test of a lactation is a reliable indicator of a successful transition.  In order to predict milk production for the current lactation, TCI takes a few criteria into consideration such as the cow’s last lactation’s milk production, age, number of lactations, number of days dry and previous lactation’s last test somatic cell count. This dashboard will offer you better control of the transition period and overall health of your herd. 

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