As Ben Franklin once said “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure” and we couldn’t agree more.
Every lactation cycle starts with calving or "freshening" and the associated challenges impact every part of the dairy operation. Every freshening leaves cows nutritionally deprived and in a state of energy imbalance that requires them to draw nutrients and energy from body reserves to make up the difference. Without help, most cows will recover more slowly from calving resulting in increased health issues, decreased milk production, and lower conception rate.
The Fresh Cow Manager team is a group that spans many generations, areas of expertise, and time zones. At our core we are a talented and cohesive team that includes dairymen, veterinarians, nutritionists, behavioral physiologists as well as high tech start up and manufacturing professionals.
We are committed to working with Agriculture professionals to solve animal health and production problems in new and innovative ways that dramatically improve the welfare of the production animals and businesses we work with.
We've got a good start but could use your help. As the Japanese proverb goes "None of us is as smart as all of us", so we encourage you to get involved. Be part of shaping the next revolution in sustainable global food production.
“Fresh Cow Manager’s mission is to improve dairy cow health, dairy product health, and dairy business health. To achieve our mission we promise our products work and to protect our customers privacy. We promise to buy back any product for 90 days post purchase for any measured reason. We also promise to protect the privacy of any farm data used for returns, promotions, and any other purpose. Your anonymity will be guaranteed until you choose to put your name on it."
It takes a coordinated team to maximize the opportunity and investments made on a dairy farm. Everyone plays a key role and we believe we have a solution for everyone.
If profitability is your biggest concern Fresh Cow Manager helps your cows produce more and cost less.
If Cow Health is your main concern Fresh Cow Manager helps cows overcome their Negative Energy Balance issues faster.
If crisis management and reproduction are your things, Fresh Cow Manager can help address issues while they're still subclinical and improve reproductive readiness.
If population medicine and herd optimization are your things, Fresh Cow Manager is a good preventative measure that also helps maximize ration conversion.
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“It doesn't just work on fresh cows it works on sick animals or cows just off feed. And I'm very excited to work with the Barciks, the veterinarian, and technology folks, and Its very exciting to finally see something that I didn't know was going to work or not but the damn thing works really good."
“What we did was we created a way to use equipment to make behavioral change turn into physiological change to get rid of physical symptoms and it worked. Now we've worked on this for 20 years. We have taken our time to make sure we have gotten it right. So time has not been the issue. Getting it right has been the issue… and we're at that point now."
“You get them to eat more early it- 1) Lowers the negative energy balance 2) gets them up and going better 3) Increased milk gland production 4) Increased secretory glands 5) Larger more volume to the rumen 6) Once you stretch out the rumen the increased volume continued through the whole lactation. We got em over the stress of freshening... We are doing a better job of addressing the negative energy balance at the beginning of the lactation. This here device is all about addressing the negative energy balance"
“You keep her eating you keep her healthy. If she's got mastitis or coloform. Long as she keeps eating, she'll get over it. That’s the main key if you keep em eating, they'll be healthy. It’s like BST but they took it off the market. It's like that without the injections and no drug residue. If it's the boss he'll be interested in the milk production, but for me it's the health of the cow. I get paid to keep the cows healthy. That's what I like about it… keep her eating and keep her healthy."