“As I just said, I had the feeling that my cows were not yet performing to their full potential.
OmniGen actually crossed my path with the summer of 2021 in sight. I already worked with Phibro in advance to ensure that the dry period runs smoothly by using Animate anionic salts. During a followup visit, we discussed the features and benefits of using OmniGen was discussed, where the benefits to both pathogen resistance and heat stress matched the needs of my company. It is better to prevent than to cure, especially when you’re asking more and more from your cows.”
“Since the spring of '21, we have succeeded in continuing the growth of recent years. In other
words, the feeling that the cows were being inhibited is greatly reduced. I still sometimes have a cow with the afterbirth, or an unsightly udder infection, but the number has fallen dramatically and their resilience has clearly improved. Where I used to treat the majority of udder infections with
antibiotics, I see that I hardly needed antibiotics in the past year. The combination of OmniGen
together with alternative treatments has led to a reduction in udder tubes of almost 90% for me. In
other words, instead of 10 cows before, I now only treat 1 with antibiotics.”
Production has also increased further! Since the start with OmniGen in April ’21, the cows gave an
average of 36.6 kgm in the last 12 months with an average BSK of 55.1.
I hope the cows can keep up with these results. The heifer group and 2nd lactation cows are doing
better year on year than the older cows, so there is definitely potential in the herd and in the next
generation. My wife will soon open a farm butchery. This makes work all the more a limiting factor,
so preventing problems and making work easy remains the focus here.
Well, we had some setbacks this fall. A pit of silage seemed to be contaminated with mycotoxins...
At first we were not sure what to do, some cows were completely destroyed and production also
dropped. Although, we did see the the cows recovering quickly and the litres came back pretty
quickly. Only then do you realize that strong, healthy and resilient cows are essential. This was of
course disproportionate, but I assume that there are constantly small factors that slow down the
cows, and that is exactly what I want to protect them against, or call it “insure against”.
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