Cows

Every ingredient in CopRice feed is selected for its nutritional value and is developed to meet the specific dietary needs of animals across their life stages. 100% balanced goodness ensures your livestock thrive on CopRice.

Dairy Nutrition

Maximising production from your high performance dairy herds requires a broader focus than pasture alone. That’s why we’ve developed a comprehensive feed solution to meet your cows’ nutritional needs during every step of the production cycle for optimum health and productivity.

Throughout the course of a year, the nutritional requirements for a dairy cow change according to her metabolic state, stage of lactation, level of milk production, and quality and availability of pasture. Understanding the relationship between these factors is critical to optimising milk solids production, and maintaining the health and wellbeing of your herd. Combining Australian cereal grains with research-tested nutrition, field-proven studies and industry leading quality assurance programs, our nutritionists can deliver a tailored nutrition program to meet the needs of your dairy herds across their lactation cycle.


PRE-CALVING

STAGE 1: Up to 3 Weeks Before Calving

THE CHALLENGE

Managing cow health during the final weeks of gestation (transition) and calving is critical to set up a cow for productive lactation. The lead up to calving is the period where the preparation begins to enable the cow to maximise her dry matter intake (DMI) post-calving and begin adapting the rumen for changes in diet.

Nutrition management during the transition phase needs to increase DMI to meet the cows’ higher demand for nutrients and prepare the rumen for a more immediate lift in intake post-calving. It should also help minimise the risk of metabolic and periparturient diseases. Healthy, well managed cows, are more effcient at converting feed into milk solids, lose less body condition post-calving, and have increased reproductive performance.

OBJECTIVES

  • Maintain dry matter intake
  • Support immune response
  • Support colostrum production
  • Increase milk production
  • Reduce metabolic disease
  • Improve feed conversion effciency

LAC CYCLE SOLUTION

  • A rich blend of specific amino acids to support dry matter intake and stimulate milk production
  • Anionic salts to lower the dietary anion/cation difference (DCAD) value of the ration
  • A highly effective rumen bu.er and yeast culture to improve rumen function
  • Organic-micro minerals to boost immunity, metabolism and reproduction effciency

OUR FEEDING SOLUTION

Tailored nutrition developed to meet the needs of your cows & heifers during the final weeks of gestation.

  • CopRice Dairy Pellets
  • CopRice Dairy Concentrates

Available in 800kg Bulker Bags & Bulk.

FRESH COW

STAGE 2: 1 to 30 Days After Calving

THE CHALLENGE

The first 30 days post-calving is the time when the cow is both recovering from the birth of a calf and kicking into milk production. The onset of lactation significantly increases nutrient demand at a time when dry matter intake is often insucient to meet the cow’s requirements. Freshly calved cows have very high demands for blood glucose and amino acids at a time when intake is somewhat constrained.

Nutrition during the first 30 days of lactation assists the cow to quickly recover from calving, commence lactation and minimise the number of days she spends in negative energy balance, thereby reducing body condition loss and helping to drive milk solids production.

OBJECTIVES

  • Improve dry matter intake
  • Improve feed conversion eciency
  • Support the onset of milk production
  • Support immune response
  • Reduce body condition losses
  • Reduce metabolic disease
  • Reduce mobilisation of body reserves

LAC CYCLE SOLUTION

CopRice Fresh Cow Concentrate Pellets have the following nutritional benefits:

  • A rich source of highly digestible amino acids and slow starches to stimulate milk solids production
  • Rumen buffers and a yeast culture to improve dry matter intake and rumen function
  • Calcium to support milk production
  • Essential vitamins, macro and micro-minerals to boost immune function, uterine recovery and hoof integrity

OUR FEEDING SOLUTIONS

Tailored nutrition developed to meet the needs of your milking herd across their lactation cycle.

  • CopRice Dairy Pellets
  • CopRice Dairy Concentrates

Available in 800kg Bulker Bags & Bulk.

PEAK MILK

STAGE 3: 31 to 90 Days After Calving

THE CHALLENGE

The period of peak milk production is the time when nutrition can improve reproductive performance and fertility. The nutritional objective during this phase is to maximise and sustain peak milk solids production in order to extend the milk production curve over the entire lactation.

Providing the correct balance of carbohydrates, amino acids, fibre and minerals is essential to support optimum milk solids production without compromising cow health. Grain-based rations, which are high in rumen degradable starch but low in protein and mineral content, cannot meet these demands. Careful attention to nutrition during this stage has a direct bearing on reproductive performance.

OBJECTIVES

  • Support cow health
  • Maintain milk solids concentration
  • Reduce mobilisation of body reserves
  • Support immune response
  • Reduce metabolic disease
  • Improve feed conversion e­fficiency

LAC CYCLE SOLUTION

CopRice Peak Milk Concentrate Pellets have the following nutritional benefits:

  • Deliver a rich supply of metabolisable protein, digestible starch, lysine and methionine to optimise blood glucose supply
  • Rumen buffers and a yeast culture to improve dry matter intake and feed conversion e­ciency whilst maintaining a stable rumen environment
  • Calcium, phosphorus and magnesium to support peak levels of milk production and prevent milk fever (hypocalcaemia) and grass tetany (hypomagnesemia)
  • Balanced blend of macro and micro-minerals and vitamins to boost immunity and energy pathways

OUR FEEDING SOLUTIONS

Tailored nutrition developed to meet the needs of your dairy herd across their lactation cycle.

  • CopRice Dairy Pellets
  • CopRice Dairy Concentrates

Available in 800kg Bulker Bags & Bulk.

MATING

STAGE 4: 91 to 130 Days in Milk

THE CHALLENGE

A successful mating programme is fundamental to sustaining dairy production from one year to the next. A cow must be mated in order to produce a calf in the following season and therefore to initiate lactation.

Those calves born are important, the heifers will be reared in order to replenish herd numbers and improve its genetic potential. Bull calves may also contribute to beef production. Breeding programs aim to have as many cows pregnant in the shortest possible time frame. Reproductive performance is a complex issues that must bring together metabolic and endocrine functions, as well as sound management practices. Maintaining dry matter intake and minimising body condition losses can have a significant beneficial impact on fertility.

OBJECTIVES

  • Support oocyte development
  • Maintain hormone regulation
  • Support embryonic implantation
  • Balance carbohydrates for nitrogen retention

LAC CYCLE SOLUTION

CopRice Mating Concentrate Pellets have the following nutritional benefits:

  • A rich source of amino acids and carbohydrates to optimise blood glucose e ciency and aid peak milk solids production
  • Bypass fatty acids for increased levels of energy density and blood plasma progesterone, which helps to reduce early embryonic losses
  • A unique blend of organic minerals and antioxidants to boost immune function and improve follicle integrity

OUR FEEDING SOLUTIONS

Tailored nutrition developed to meet the needs of your dairy herd across their lactation cycle.

  • CopRice Dairy Pellets
  • CopRice Dairy Concentrates

Available in 800kg Bulker Bags & Bulk.

MID LACTATION

STAGE 5: 131 to 230 Days in Milk

THE CHALLENGE

Mid lactation is a settled period when mating is completed and the focus is shifted on churning out the milk solids. During the mid lactation stage, attention turns to minimising the natural decline in milk solids production and restoring body condition. Managing forage quality and the provision of supplementary sources of carbohydrate and digestible protein can help to maintain dry matter intake to prevent post peak decline.

OBJECTIVES

  • Support continued milk production
  • Suppress post peak decline
  • Maintain dry matter intake
  • Remodel bone (lay down minerals)
  • Prepare the cow for the following lactation

LAC CYCLE SOLUTION

CopRice Mid Lactation Concentrate Pellets have the following nutritional benefits:

  • A balanced combination of rumen degradable carbohydrates and digestible bypass proteins to support sustained milk solids production
  • A rumen buffer to reduce the risk of acidosis
  • A blend of essential macro and micro-minerals and vitamins to boost immune function and enzyme activity

OUR FEEDING SOLUTION

Tailored nutrition developed to meet the needs of your dairy herd across their lactation cycle.

  • CopRice Dairy Pellets
  • CopRice Dairy Concentrates

Available in 800kg Bulker Bags & Bulk.

LATE LACTATION

STAGE 6: 231 to 305 Days in Milk

THE CHALLENGE

Late lactation provides a final opportunity to recover body condition and rebuild lean muscle mass in preparation for the next lactation. Although the energy required for milk production is less demanding during this period because milk production is declining, energy is still important because of pregnancy and the need to build up body condition as an energy reserve for the next lactation.

Energy intake from available forage and concentrates needs to be sucient to optimise rumen fermentation, restore body condition and ssist foetal development whilst maintaining milk solids production.

OBJECTIVES

  • Balance energy requirements
  • Balance forage and concentrate intake
  • Support mineral metabolism for bone remodelling
  • Support milk production
  • Support body condition gain

LAC CYCLE SOLUTION

CopRice Late Lactation Concentrate Pellets have the following nutritional benefits:

  • A rich source of rumen degradable protein and bypass protein to support sustained milk solids production, restore body condition and assist foetal development
  • A yeast culture to support dry matter intake and rumen stability
  • A unique blend of organic minerals and vitamins to boost immune function and enzyme activity

OUR FEEDING SOLUTIONS

Tailored nutrition developed to meet the needs of your dairy herd across their lactation cycle.

  • CopRice Dairy Pellets
  • CopRice Dairy Concentrates

Available in 800kg Bulker Bags & Bulk.

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