In order to further improve the results in the field of health and sustainability, Van Puijenbroek
started feeding OmniGen in 2016 on the advice of his feed supplier De Heus.
At that time, his cows cell counts were too high and there were too many cases of environmental
(e-coli) mastitis, which were difficult to cure. The cows resistance was just not up to scratch, in Ron's opinion. Within the first year of using OmniGen, we have overcome this. Our veterinary costs fell dramatically. Mastitis is no longer a significant challenge and e-coli mastitis is a thing of the past.
Last year we grazed our cows, meaning less intensive feeding, therefore production sometimes
fluctuated, although, in previous years we averaged more than 35 liters per cow in the warm
summers and the cows had little trouble with the heat. In addition to the dairy cows, Ron is also very keen on the dry cows in the summer. Thanks to the OmniGen strategy, you can see our dry cows are eating better and have little stress during high heat days.
“In the summer I want easy milking, without having lots of mastitis problems. That works better for
my staff and myself and, above all, translates into less vet bills and extra milk”, Ron confirms.
To keep our business running smoothly, cows need to be healthy, I believe investing into the cows
health reaps overall benefits. We see OmniGen investment for each of our cows health, with lower
vet bills and better production, we can see the benefits of lower health challenges along with higher
production. “I am convinced our return on investment is being amply repaid.
Ron's advice to his fellow dairy farmers is therefore simple.
“Give it a year and you will see that enjoyable milking with fewer problems quickly yields
significantly more milk and balance!”