Hello, my name is Ric Grummer, Ruminant Technical Director with Balchem Animal Nutrition & Health and welcome to Transitioncow.net. This site is a repository of peer-reviewed papers, journal articles and conference proceedings, with recent and historical references you’ll need to help optimize the transition period.
Once a month we will feature relevant articles written by some of the dairy industry’s finest professionals and university transition cow researchers, and weekly we will post blog articles with new tips or other information. We invite you to browse the site, register to receive updates when new information is added and come back often to see what’s new in transition cow nutrition and management.
Drying off high producing dairy cows can be a challenge. This article summarizes recent research that investigated different approaches to drying off cows that may have the potential to improve health and well-being.
Barbara Barton is Research and Product Development Manager for Balchem’s Animal Health and Nutrition division. Barbara began her career as a faculty member in the Animal Science Department at the University of Maine. Since then she has held positions in research and development as well as technical services with feed companies and suppliers to the feed industry. She has extensive knowledge of the dairy production both nationally and internationally.