AniStart is a very palatable anionic salt product, that is added to a bulk rations with plenty of straw. This concept, ensures you monitor and measure the inputs from feeds including the straw, measuring and monitoring of feeds allows you to monitor your cows for early signs of metabolic diseases like milk fever or ketosis.
Precision ensures success, to ensure the correct amount of calcium, minerals and vitamins are fed to his dry cows, Bernd’s feed company manufacture his dry cow premix, which also included include AniStart at the correct feeding rates. The premix is then added to his straw, brewers’ grains and corn maize to ensure the optimal dry cow diet.
“We strive to ensure the same ration is fed all year round, helping us gain feed consistency for the dry cows”.
“We now always aim for full acidification, therefore, it is important that the urine pH value is constantly between 5.5 and 6 pH”
In summary, Bernd agrees, Animate and AniStart have proven to be very effective for them over the past two years. He advises “If the system is set up correctly during the preparation and dry cow period, the animals will seamlessly run through the dry period and calving and the start of lactation without any problems”.
AniStart helps lay the foundations for successful high-performing and healthy cows.