Just wondering is there any1 else's cows drinking urine from the ground and what do ye do for it? Is it a lack of sodium or phosphorus I wonder?
You need to some salt for them. Himalayan Rock Salt is what I use.
I have 2 of the hoors that are licking the slats all day. They get mineral with silage.
Probably a Phosphorus deficiency alright. Easily solved with Phos licks, flakes in the water or Hi Phos feed. Have you any extra cases of milk fever or retained placenta more than usual?
Mine all got the precalving minerals too
I found this worked for me too, cows already getting minerals but the salt sorted it, not himalayan salt, came down from the North, far cheaper, just as effective
I just throw it on the silage like these guys although I have them for sucklers:
No, no cases of milk fever and no retained placenta either