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M4A Health

PO BOX 162

New Holstein, WI  53061

Economics - BMPs

Our goal is to keep you from spending money on metabolic problem ntervention. We want to help you solve the problem, not put a band aid on it.

Our approach to assisting you and your team in correcting calf metabolic problems is to first address BMPs. It is more economically feasible in most cases to address deficient areas before intervening with a drug or a supplement.

 

The first critical step is self evaluation. We then like to engage all team members in developing a plan to correct the deficient areas. We call it a BMPs Improvement Plan

 

Our approach encourages you to define specific actions and assign responsibilities for securing the improvement. (put a “contact us” link here)

 

We have a couple of Excel spreadsheet forms that will help facilitate the process: Best “Management Practices Self-evaluation” and a “Best Management Practices Improvement Plan”

M4A use has now been minimized and can be even more cost effective.

(Self-evaluation BMPs checklists will soon be available upon request)

 

Keeping Milk in the Tank

 

You spend a lot of money on facilities,

nutrition, vaccination and other herd health

practices and labor and management to get your cows to produce well. We want to help you keep all of that milk in the tank and saleable and keep you from spending money on metabolic problem intervention. We want to help you solve the problem, not put a band aid on it.  Here is an example:

                   $72 per cow Saved

 

M4A Supplementation - 20 cows

                             3 oz for 5 days @ $1/oz = $300.00
                               Dumped milk @ $15/cwt=     0.00
                    Labor - all moved to one reg pen   23.33
                             (1min/day x 5 days x $14/hr.)
                                  Total…($16 per cow)……$323.33

 

Antibiotic Treatment - 20 cows
                            2 d Spectamast @ $4.25 = $170.00
                      5 d dumped milk @ $15/cwt= 1350.00
                     Labor - hosp less eff. handling= 233.00
                     (10mins/day x 5 days x $14/hr.                                              Total...($88 per cow…....$1753.00

     $1430 savings or $72/cow