Feeding Signals

About Feeding Signals

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Rumen acidosis is the silent killer of our cows.

One third of the cows is not making it. ‘Not making it’, is saying that the average productive lifetime for cows is below 3 lactations, where it can be 5 lactations. When we’re looking at why cows don’t go the distance, we’re quickly faced with disease numbers:

  • 50% bloody soles after calving
  • 50% subclinical milk fever
  • 30% mastitis or much more
  • 20% ketosis
  • x % subclinical rumen acidosis

Let’s look at one disease in particular: rumen acidosis. This disease is hard to recognize for farmers, but will seriously weaken the cow. It starts with nausea and by the time you catch it (or not), the other trouble has already started: mastitis, lameness, low fertility rates and so on. This is what in the end is keeping cows from happily and healthy making it to five lactations. Rumen acidosis is the silent killer of our cows.

For prevention farmers need a good understanding of how the rumen functions and an excellent feeding program. A major issue is feed quality and luckily, most farmers have a good feed advisor for this. What the feed advisor often doesn’t tell the farmer is how management and housing effect feed intake. Without broadening knowledge about feeding to these areas as well, rumen acidosis just will keep happening.

Feeding Signals course focuses on housing and management with regards to feeding and it provides solutions that have proven themselves in practice. Small improvements will make a big difference in feed intake, health and milk production. We have relative cheap solutions for high cost problems.

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
  • barn designers
  • fertility experts
  • everyone in the dairy industry who wants to improve

You get:

  • Over 3 hours 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

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Try Feeding Signals 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.

Lessons

  • 1. Introduction (07.59 m)
  • 2. The digestive system of a cow (06.12 m)
  • 3. Rumen machine (05.52 m)
  • 4. Dry matter intake = milk yield (04.29 m)
  • 5. Rumen pH (04.29 m)
  • 6. Twelve equal meals (03.03 m)
  • 7. Eating signals (05.24 m)
  • 8. Balancing fiber and concentrate (05.13 m)
  • 9. Manure signals (01.50 m)
  • 10. Barn signals (04.45 m)
  • 11. Push it and spread it (04.39 m)
  • 12. Feed at 17 o clock (05.58 m)
  • 13. Drinkers 1/2 (03.41 m)
  • 14. Drinkers 2/2 (04.55 m)
  • 15. One feeding place per cow (04.37 m)
  • 16. Feeding space (06.36 m)
  • 17. Selective eating 1/2 (03.08 m)
  • 18. Selective eating 2/2 (04.00 m)
  • 19. Relaxed eating (05.07 m)
  • 20. Standing cows (02.03 m)
  • 21. A comfortable feeding place 1/3 (05.27 m)
  • 22. A comfortable feeding place 2/3 (05.07 m)
  • 23. A comfortable feeding place 3/3 (06.13 m)
  • 24. Let the cows rest (06.30 m)
  • 25. Risk cows (06.30 m)
  • 26. Don't overstock (05.17 m)
  • 27. Make life easy for a cow (04.34 m)
  • 28. Cuddle box (02.20 m)
  • 29. Heifer management (05.37 m)
  • 30. On the farm: Farmer interview (05.10 m)
  • 31. On the farm: Feeding silo (05.34 m)
  • 32. On the farm: Shaker box (05.48 m)
  • 33. On the farm: Manure signals (09.56 m)
  • 34. On the farm: Rumen signals (07.46 m)
  • 35. On the farm: Conclusion (04.46 m)
  • 36. BONUS Overstocking (0.51 m)
  • 37. BONUS Height of the bed (0.58 m)
  • 38. BONUS Drinking cow (01.14 m)
  • 39. BONUS Hollow cow (0.46 m)
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