“We milk 55-60 Friesians and Friesian crosses, and went over to Lely Astronaut robot milking in 2012. The cows took to the system easily and the daily average yield soon settled at 27 litres.
We’d been using Minsups minerals for many years, so were interested when Minsups area manager Gerald Ratcliff told us about their new product Rumen Enhance. We decided to give it a try.
Within three weeks of introducing Enhance into their ration, we were seeing an increase in yield. After five weeks the herd average had gone up to 28.5 litres – and every cow was producing more, even those towards the end of their lactation. Some heifers are now giving 35 litres, and some second calvers up to 50 litres and maintaining their body condition.
The extra cost was only five pence per cow per day!
Not only has yield improved, but fertility has gone up too and the condition of the cows is visibly improved. Since starting to use Rumen Enhance we’ve had no digestive disorders and there’s been a decrease in lameness.
We’ve had such a brilliant experience with Rumen Enhance that we’re also giving it to the dry cows to ensure that they calve in good condition and are pre-conditioned for their lactation.”