What is Nurture with Provimi?
Nurture with Provimi® is a unique seven phase approach to calf and heifer rearing that sets targets at each stage to achieve age at first calving of 24 months.
Calving at 24 months has consistently been shown to:
- Minimise replacement costs
- Realise high lifetime yields, fertility and longevity potential
- Optimise return on investment
Key features of Nurture
Nurture with Provimi brings global expertise, knowledge and up-to-date research findings directly to the dairy youngstock unit through its portfolio of tools, products and technical support.
- Scorecard – Key factors affecting youngstock management and performance are scored and benchmarked so weak areas can be identified and prioritized for improvement
- Calf and heifer growth model – this uses data specific to the unit to predict growth, feed intake, production and cost efficiencies. It can be used to demonstrate the effects of proposed management changes and steer the rearing programme towards its targets.