Taking control of the critical transition period

Taking control of the critical transition period

Ask any dairy farmer about the biggest challenges they face in looking after their herd. Most – if not all – will mention the difficulties of preventing health issues during the transition period.

Prelacto Dry Period Plan

The De Heus Prelacto Dry Period Plan will help you optimise the transition period between lactations to improve your cows’ performance and significantly reduce the impact of disease on your herd. You’ll unlock amazing results and save time, money and effort.

It will help you achieve:

  • Longer lifespans and reduced culling rates
  • An easy, healthy start to the lactation
  • Improved fertility
  • Significant drop in disease and related treatment costs

The Prelacto Dry Period Plan explained further

Your goal is to optimise the cow’s transition between lactations. Each of the three phases plays a key role, and each needs to be handled differently.

The three phases of transition

Select a total, all-round solution

In dairy cows, the weeks before and after calving play a crucial role in longer-term health and lactation performance. The dry period enables udder tissue to regenerate, clearing old intra-mammary infections and boosting milk production during the following lactation.

Our proven Prelacto Dry Period Plan brings together all these insights and more to help you optimise your farm results. The plan includes different management strategies customised to your farm, specific nutritional products and housing advice.

Discover our Prelacto feed products

All the important vitamins and minerals in the Prelacto dry cow feed are optimally dosed, with anionic salts included. This will help to minimise metabolic disorders and boost your chances of a good start.

  • Highly palatable feed with selected ingredients
  • High level of easily digestible protein to support cow and unborn calf
  • Negative DCAB to stimulate calcium metabolism

FAQ Prelacto

Frequently asked questions

A well-applied transition-management strategy opens the door to prevention rather than cure. By intervening in the cow’s health before illnesses take root, you’ll save valuable time and money.

Learn more about disease prevention

Most farmers monitor the most common dietary minerals including calcium, potassium and magnesium. But don’t underestimate the role phosphorous plays in a cow’s nutrition: reducing phosphorous during the dry period is an important aspect of preventing subclinical diseases, especially hypocalcemia around calving.

Learn more about phosphorous