Switching to ANC Proves Successful

Switching to ANC Proves Successful

Congratulations to Ray Manning and Sons and their ANC Independent Consultant Bob Lange on their recent achievement of over 25,000 RHA.  When the Manning’s started working with Bob in February of 2009, they had a 18,447 RHA, with 657 Fat, 566 Protein and a 445 SCC. Now, after less than four years, the Manning’s have achieved a 25,154 RHA, with 861 Fat, 756 Protein and a SCC of 118. The Manning’s have been very pleased with the results they have been seeing on the ANC program and is confident in Bob’s consulting style.  “We switched to ANC because of our consultant, Bob. He is here at the farm more often and is more current. He keeps us up-to-date and knowledgeable but doesn’t push us to use any products we don’t want to use.” Keep up the great work Ray Manning and Sons!...

IgG levels in Colostrum vs. Calf Armor 150

“Not all colostrum does its job” Research conducted at Iowa State University suggests that 60 percent of maternal colostrum is not good enough to transfer necessary immunity. The farms from 12 states involved in the study between June and October 2010 were grouped into four regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and Southwest. Samples were collected for analysis of immunoglobulin (IgG) composition and total plate count (TPC) and classified based on storage prior to feeding: fresh, refrigerated or frozen. Samples from the Midwest held greater IgG concentrations, while samples from the Southeast and Southwest had the lowest. In this study, 29.4 percent of colostrum had IgG levels less than the industry recommended standard of 50 mg/ml. Refrigerated samples had a greater TPC than frozen samples. Only 39.4 percent of samples met industry standards for both TPC and IgG levels.   How storage affects colostrum quality:   Storage Method Fresh Refrigerated Frozen IgG (mg/ml) 69.0 74.6 66.3 Fat, % 4.9 5.4 5.6 Protein, % 10.9 14.1 12.56 Lactose, % 3.2 2.8 2.9 Other solids, % 4.6 4.3 4.4 Total solids, % 21.2 24.2 22.3 SCC 5.8 5.5 5.6 Coliform 1.1 1.6 1.3 TPC 4 5 4.5 Source: Hoard’s Dairyman Now let’s compare these colostrum methods with ANC Calf Armor 150. Calf Armor 150 contains 150 IgG (mg/ml), with a minimum of 10% fat and 60% protein, all while being more bio-secure and readily available than maternal colostrum. You won’t have to wait to warm-up the refrigerated or frozen colostrum! There are also added vitamins and minerals included, along with NeoTec4, a fatty acid supplement that supports intestinal health and First Defense Technology!...
Our Emphasis is on Herd Health

Our Emphasis is on Herd Health

ANC provides rations and consulting for TMR and component fed herds. We tailor milk cow diets for groups based on production, stage of lactation, and age. We work closely with local mills and suppliers to put together the most profitable rations using commodity protein, energy and mineral ingredients. Our emphasis is first on herd health, then production. Healthy cows are profitable cows! ANC consultants work with many high producing herds of over 25,000 to 30,000 pounds of milk. The ANC program focuses first on improved herd health that will then lead to increased production. This eliminates the “burn out” commonly associated with high herd...

Welcome to ANC’s New Website

We are very excited to unveil our new website! Take some time to look around and discover what ANC has to offer.  This is the blog section of our website and we encourage you to come back often for updates on industry trends, relevant articles from our team, and updates from ANC.  Go ahead and push subscribe so you’ll always stay...