Nutrition should accompany this in cows with superior genetic potential in terms of milk yield. This means that the share of nutrition in increasing milk yield is around 65-70%. Although there are many factors affecting the aforementioned superior milk yield performance, the effect of having a regular dry period is much greater among them. This period starts 3 weeks before birth and continues until 3 weeks after birth. Special feeding strategies to be applied during this period of 40-50 days in total affect the rest of lactation very closely. Well, what should be considered in the feeding of cows in this period (Dry Period);
In order to prevent these metabolic disorders that can be seen after birth, it will also be beneficial to use some feed additives in the feed of animals. These additives can be listed as vitamin E, B3 (niacin), yeast, and some salts (magnesium sulfate, ammonium chloride).
Early lactation period feeding: In the first 3-4 weeks following the birth, a feeding program including the following points should be established for the high level of performance expected from lactation in this period.
Feeding in the period until mid-lactation (40-120 days): In this period, milk yield, which increases in parallel with the increase in feed consumption, reaches its peak in 60-70 days of lactation on average. Afterwards, it starts to decrease from the 3rd month of lactation. In addition, during this period, the animal begins to regain the lost live weight. Therefore, it will be useful to pay attention to the following feeding criteria in order to maintain lactation performance.
Feeding in the advanced lactation period (120-305 days): A feeding program should be established in parallel with the milk yield, which started to decrease gradually in this period. In this context;