The transition period is an essential and vulnerable time for a dairy cow. Victus® Transition — a unique blend of beta-carotene and mixed tocopherols — provides much-needed provitamin A and antioxidants through this phase, helping support stronger heats1 and improved colostrum quality2 in dairy cows.
During the transition from the dry period through calving and into lactation, dairy cows encounter unique challenges to their antioxidant status:
Roughage alone lacks necessary beta-carotene content. Victus® Transition helps fill the beta-carotene gap in rations.
Profitability of the farm is heavily affected by herd reproductive performance and efficiency, overall lifetime production, number of calves born and milk yield per lactation. Serum beta-carotene levels that are above 3.0 μg/ml are considered nutritionally adequate to support colostrum synthesis, reproduction and lactation3, yet most herds fall below these levels.
Backed by decades of university and commercial dairy research, Victus® Transition is proven to improve the health and production of herds. Supplementing your feed with the recommended levels of beta-carotene delivers the Vitamin A and antioxidants that lead to:
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A cow needs to give birth to a calf to give milk. A ruminant diet created with special attention on beta-carotene reduces the chances of fertility problems and increases overall yield.
Assess your herd’s beta carotene deficiency and see how Victus® Transition can deliver the best return on investment for your dairy herd.
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1De Ondarza. 2009. Can beta-carotene help dairy reproduction?
3Gouvea, et al. 2018. Livestock Science 217 pg 30-36.
4National Animal Health Monitoring System. 1996. Part III Reference of 1996 Dairy Health and Health Management. USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.