Launch Your Cow’s Lactation
And Her Calf’s Life
New Research Shows Epigenetic Benefits of Choline Supplementation
For your cows, launch is the transition period. A smooth transition can boost peak milk production, increasing the altitude from which the glide path of her lactation begins. New research from the University of Florida shows cows consuming a transition ration containing ReaShure had higher peaks and produced an additional 4.6 pounds of milk per day compared to cows that did not consume ReaShure. That would mean an additional 1,403 pounds of milk for that lactation.
But now we see the benefits of feeding ReaShure extend well beyond a cow’s lactation. Through a process known as in utero programming or epigenetics, research has discovered a link between prenatal choline supplementation and calf performance. Studies indicate that maternal consumption of ReaShure during late gestation has a positive effect on calf immune status, survivability and growth of neonatal heifers. Calves born from cows receiving supplemental choline were also heavier at twelve months of age.
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