Nutritional Management of the Transition Cow

  title={Nutritional Management of the Transition Cow},
  author={James K Drackley},
The transition period for dairy cows, which refers to the time from 3 weeks before through 3 weeks after calving, is now recognized as the most critical phase of the lactation cycle (Drackley , 1999) . Nutrition and management during this period essentially determine the profitability of th e cow for the remainder of the lactation . A problem-filled… CONTINUE READING