Spring into spring!

With our “same as last year” trace element test pricing, it is a great opportunity to ensure transitional and pre-mating herds are in peak condition for the spring season. Mix ‘n match trace element tests as needed to suit each farm’s requirements. 

Recommended spring trace elements:

BOH or NEFA (x10) – Indicator of negative energy balance which can negatively affect fertility.

Calcium, magnesium, phosphate (x10) – Hypocalcaemia can negatively affect fertility. Magnesium needs to be assessed alongside calcium pre-mating. Levels key for metabolic disease prevention.

Selenium (x5), copper (x10) – Deficiency can affect conception rates. Adequate selenium levels important in periparturient immunity for reducing mastitis, metritis and associated with retained fetal membranes.

Vitamin B12 (x10) – Low levels may indicate suboptimal nutrition affecting the ability of ruminal microflora to synthesise vitamin B12.

Zinc (x10) – Monitor for facial eczema prevention.

Inorganic iodine (x10) – Required for energy metabolism, milk production, protein synthesis, lamb/ calf survivability and reproduction.

Suggested panels:

Premating panel

Important analysis to assess factors that can impact the reproductive performance of the dairy herd.

> BOH, calcium, copper, magnesium x10
> Selenium x5

Transition panel

Important analysis for dairy herds to help support a successful transition period.

> Calcium, magnesium, phosphate, vitamin B12, NEFA or BOH x10
> Selenium x5

Samples required:

10x serum samples (red top) from herd.

Not sure what elements should be tested?  Simply give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.  0800 GRIBBLES. So, what are you waiting for? Get mooving now and take advantage of some great trace element pricing!