15 November 1996

Metabolic audit

ACHIEVING maximum performance from high genetic merit cows may be helped by the introduction of a metabolic audit service launched by BOCM Pauls.

Members of the North East Holstein Friesian Breeders Club were told by the company at a recent meeting that the metabolic audit, which is based on blood testing, ensures the herd is healthy and efficient.

The company says that the blood tests, taken by the farm vet, can reveal problems with dry cow management and managing early lactations, as well as keeping a check on the overall diet.n