We feed DC X-Zel for two weeks before calving and we've had excellent results. All of the cows have calved without assistance; there have been no problems with cleansings and no signs of milk fever.
Advanced Concept +
Advanced Concept + Building Value
Herd longevity and sustainability are key principles that run throughout the core of our business. We focus on preventing disease, limiting the use of antibiotics and overall ensuring you have a healthy herd. Whatever the market conditions, without healthy cows you cannot maximise profit. We understand that every farm is different and requires tailored management, so we set up Advanced Concept+, dedicated to such systems.
Concept + is a shared approach to consultancy, utilising our experience to become a key member of your team. Our experts will bring a new perspective to your business, looking at issues on farm from a new angle - delivering true potential and profitability on your farm.
We determine where the bottlenecks are on the farm looking at four key areas within the context of the economic environment - bespoke nutrition, forage management, the environement and health and management.
Our total farm approach considers the connections between nutrition, herd health and management, longevity and sustainability, all within the context of the economic environment.
Our experienced team are skilled at assessing dairy farms to pinpoint areas for improvement. Using their hands-on practical knowledge of cows and a whole farm approach, the Advanced Concept+ Audit offers a detailed assessment of your business.
The study highlights health and management, the cow’s environment, bespoke nutrition and forage management to look at a balanced way forward, unique to your farm. Using a combination of tools to assess your unit against industry standards, the report will highlight areas for improvement, advise where we can make a difference to cow longevity and assess where margins can be increased.
We will look at: Parlour settings
Access milk data Management practice Forage management Heifer rearing
Cow health & welfare
The transition period
Cow comfort & environment Building layout
- Parlour settings
- Access milk data
- Management practice
- Forage management
- Heifer rearing
- Cow health & welfare
- The transition period
- Cow comfort & environment
- Building layout
Advanced Concept Performance Report
For continuous improvement of your business we offer a monthly service which measures specific KPIs against mutually agreed benchmarks. This detailed, analytical report provides key insights to your cows’ performance.
Each farm we work with is different and each has different targets to benchmark against. What it improves for all farms is retention rates of the cow, to ensure each cow lives a long life. For the clients that use this service already, the difference to their bottom line has been significant.
The report gives a real time insight into what is happening on your farm and is the most important management tool you will use.
To find out more about improving your herd’s health, please contact us at the office.