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BAA have specific products to improve fertility and increase reproductive health status. These products are available as concentrate feed, finished feed additive / concentrate for PMR & TMR, molasses-based supplements, lick blocks and ‘loose/dry’ lick.
Currently, these products are available at the following manufacturers:
- Williams Stockfeeds, Queensland
- Reids Stockfeeds, Victoria
- Carson Stockfeeds, Tasmania
- Morgan Feed Supplies, Western Australia
BAA fertility products are of premium quality and suitable for high value cattle, although the cost effectiveness of the program (35 days) has now found its application implemented into commercial cattle operations also.
These products have been proven to reduce time to first oestrus, improve ovarian function, increasing embryo / oocyte production and improve the number or percentage of normal or first-class embryos. The supply of key anti-oxidants, that are more specific for reproduction have increased conceptus / pregnancy dramatically and decreased embryonic loss, abortion and retained placenta / retained fetal membrane; as well as reduced the incidence of diarrhea in calves born during or after the program.
The key anti-oxidant package balances ROS (reactive oxygen species):
- Anti-oxidants are related with embryonic cell proliferation
- Cyclical production of ROS contributes to the decline in ovarian function
- ROS is associated with the pathogenesis of follicular cysts in dairy cows
- Low anti-oxidants and high ROS are associated with infertility
- Oocyte ROS exposure is associated with decreased fertilization and blastocyst development
- Protein oxidation is associated with embryo mortality
- Vitamin supplementation, improves embryo development
- Ascorbic acid is required by the corpus luteum (CL) for collagen formation
|Time between heat & ovulation (days)||2.3||1.6|
|Embryonic loss (week 7)||32%||0%|
|Abortion (week 20)||12%||0%|
*Trial dairy cows, Victoria; Australia.
References – McGrath (2017), Gouvea (2017), Chauhan et al (2014) & Daniel et al (1991)