Dry to Fresh

About Dry to Fresh

Good dry cow management is the key to 2 more lactations.

80% of all problems arise around the transition period. 80 percent! Problems like milk fever, ketosis and metritis are a direct results of shortcomings in dry cow management. This is cutting cow lives short. Why don't we take better care of our pregnant ladies?

Problems in the transition period are caused by two things: not enough eating and not enough resting. Most feed advisors, vets and hoof trimmers are doing exactly what there being asked: advising a quality ration, treating sick cows and trimming hoofs. Excellent advisors however can also advice on management and housing and help farmers break through tunnel vision and blind spots.

Dry to Fresh course is for advisors and farmers that want to make dry cow management an priority. Our training course starts with the drying-off day and ends 4 weeks after calving. We explain dry period management from a variety of angles. We approach it from the perspective of a manager of a large farm and we identify with the person who has to do the work. Most importantly, we put ourselves in the position of the cow: what does she need for a good start to lactation?

Online video learning

Video learning can be watched anywhere, anytime. It's also a great way to introduce you to other farms and show you a lot of good and bad examples. For farmers, it is a great way to educate themselves and their staff together. For advisors, it is an excellent manner to improve their knowledge and to have good examples on hand to show to farmers.

Training for:

  • farm managers and herd managers
  • feed advisors
  • vets
  • hoof trimmers
  • fertility experts
  • everyone in the dairy industry who wants to improve

You get:

  • 2 hours and 18 minutes of video learning (online)
  • first theory, then practicals.
  • unlimited access for a year, watch as often as you like
  • downloadable tools, incl. checklist, presentation and personal certificate
  • access to our LinkedIn Group, for discussion and advise

30 Days - money back - guarantee

Try Dry to Fresh video learning for 30 days, and if you are not satisfied just sent us an e-mail, we'll send you a refund. So there is absolutely no risk on your part. All the risk is on us.


  • 1. Introduction lecture (05.51 m)
  • 2. Why Dry to Fresh signals? (04.37 m)
  • 3. Goal of dry period (01.42 m)
  • 4. Body condition score (07.38 m)
  • 5. Keratosis (00.52 m)
  • 6. Lowering milk production (03.53 m)
  • 7. How do you dry off? (02.57 m)
  • 8. Healthy claws (02.11 m)
  • 9. Treatment box (02.47 m)
  • 10. Teat protocol (01.37 m)
  • 11. Feed and water (04.48 m)
  • 12. Air and light (01.26 m)
  • 13. Rest (05.59 m)
  • 14. Space (07.08 m)
  • 15. Eating dip (05.06 m)
  • 16. Stress-free calving line (08.26 m)
  • 17. Practical situations (06.49 m)
  • 18. More practical situations (04.29 m)
  • 19. Check this out (03.18 m)
  • 20. Don't ruin calf and heifer (02.48 m)
  • 21. Water at calving (03.15 m)
  • 22. Cuddle box (04.20 m)
  • 23. Check the fresh cow (04.15 m)
  • 24. FARM check (05.58 m)
  • 25. Sick cows (06.32 m)
  • 26. Happy cows (01.44 m)
  • 27. Farmer interview (05.58 m)
  • 28. Two weeks before calving (00.47 m)
  • 29. Slippery floor (02.01 m)
  • 30. The gate (01.23 m)
  • 31. Positioning of the cuddle box (01.18 m)
  • 32. Dry cow feed (03.13 m)
  • 33. Protocol after calving (02.19 m)
  • 34. Four box system (01.07 m)
  • 35. Leaking milk and heat stress (00.41 m)
  • 36. Conclusion (08.44 m)
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