New ANC Calf Product – Calf Power Shield!

ANC has launched a new product, Calf Power Shield, a supplement for young calves. Calf Power Shield contains valuable, natural and specialized egg proteins that are needed for calves to maintain a healthy start and strengthen their immune system, while promoting gut development. Calf Power Shield supports the calf in case of intestinal disturbances and leads to increased vitality. It is designed to be added to milk or milk replacer of calves less than 21 days of age for protection until they fully develop their own functioning immune system. This tremendous calf supplement is a combination of protection for over 30 pathogens, including: E. coli, salmonella, rotavirus, Cryptococcus and coronavirus. Calf Power Shield is enriched to lessen the need for nutraceuticals in calves that provide therapy for digestive upsets. More immune protection for young stock means healthier calves, less scours and less rearing costs for the producer! Please contact ANC or your ANC Consultant for more information on how to stop scours before they start!        ...

ANC Cow Refresher Goes Green!

  Have your fresh cows gone GREEN yet? Cow Refresher, a highly palatable energy booster for fresh cows, is an easy-to-use, water-soluble bucket beverage the cows will actually drink! Cow Refresher…  Provides quick energy for the rumen microbes to lower risk of ketosis.  Provides a highly available source of calcium. Aids in rehydration. Supports the immune system through specific micro-nutrients. Replaces critical electrolytes that are lost during calving. Increases blood glucose and insulin function. Supplies fresh cow with added magnesium and potassium. ANC’s Cow Refresher has a new and improved formula!  What’s new?  New Green color! Packaged in convenient 25 lb. buckets  for easy storage and resealing. Contains Sucrose, Lactose, Whey Lactose and Dextrose sugar sources. Cow Refresher now contains four sugar sources to provide more energy to the cow! Fresh cows are at a high risk for dehydration. The new formula has a guaranteed level of electrolytes to promote hydration. Fresh cows have a sudden increase in potassium demands, and they use more potassium than their diet supplies. The new Cow Refresher contains 15 grams of potassium. Magnesium plays a role in preventing milk fevers. The new formula supplies 7.5 grams of magnesium to the fresh cow. Cow Refresher now contains vitamins A, D and E. Supplemental vitamins may stimulate dry matter intake in fresh cows. What’s remained the same?  Cow Refresher still dissolves fast in water and the cows love to drink it! The use rate is also still 27 oz. Fresh cows need a lot of calcium to produce milk. The new formula contains 60 grams of calcium just like the old formula.   Contact your ANC Consultant for more information...

We hope to see you at the 2013 World Dairy Expo

Next week brings the excitement of World Dairy Expo. The show ring, the trade show, the barns and the Badger Dairy Club cheese stand will all come to life. We hope you will be in attendance to witness the 2013 expo and join the “Center of the Dairy Universe.” Agri-Nutrition Consulting LLC will be there too, among the trade show booths in the Exhibition Hall at #4403. Please come and visit us, as well as enter to win an exclusive ANC Larry Schultz painting! We will also be drawing for 5 winners for each of the following products: Cow Refresher, Calf Armor 150 and Calf Power Shield. Cow Refresher: a highly palatable energy booster for fresh cows. Calf Armor 150: a colostrum replacer that provides calves with key nutrients while optimizing calf health. Calf Power Shield: a supplement for maintaining a healthy start for calves by strengthening the immune system and promoting healthy gut development. Don’t miss your chance to win! We’ll see you next Tuesday-Saturday Oct. 1-5 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.    ...

Hot Topics in Milk Fever Management

When cows freshen to begin their second or greater lactation they are at a significant risk of milk fever. Researchers indicate that more than 50 percent of these cows have at least a temporary period of milk fever around the time of calving. Many of these cows won’t demonstrate the clinical signs of the disease, but even so, their blood calcium levels are low enough to put them at risk for a variety of fresh cow diseases such as: ketosis, displaced abomasum and fatty liver. Dr. Garrett Oetzel, a Professor in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, recently reviewed the newest research on milk fever. He identified four strategies that could be used to reduce the risk of this disease, which include the following: Restrict dietary calcium intake in dry cows for two to three weeks prior to calving. Provide fresh cows with a source of oral calcium. Lower the Dietary Cation-Anion Difference (DCAD) balance in the pre-fresh ration. Increase dietary magnesium. The concept of restricting calcium intake to prevent milk fever is not new. In the past, low calcium rations have been successfully employed to reduce the incidence of this disease. However, this is a difficult strategy to employ. For producers that want to try this approach it is recommended to restrict calcium intake to 20 grams/cow/day for 14 to 21 days prior to calving. Then at freshening, cows should be switched to a high-calcium diet. The challenge with this strategy is that it can be hard to find ingredients that are low enough in calcium to limit a dry cow to 20 grams. Over 50 percent of mature...

Easy Tools for Calculating Silage Bag Capacities

Taking forage inventory is helpful in designing a feeding program that will make best use of the available forages on farm. However, determining the capacity of silage bags can be tricky. The tables below are tools to help you calculate this. These tables show the capacity of silage bags made at 65% moisture and packed to a density of 13 lbs. of dry matter/ft3. Capacity of 8 and 9 foot bags at 65% Moisture   Capacity of 10 and 12 foot bags at 65% Moisture   Your ANC Consultant can help you develop a detailed plan for determining silage bag capacities and tracking your forage inventory. They also specialize in designing rations to make the best use of your feed inventory. A well-executed forage management plan can reduce your need for purchased feed and increase your bottom line. Contact your ANC consultant today to develop your...