Make Transition Count

Fresh cow health, calving after calving

To promote fresh cow health and maximum productivity, turn to Bio-Chlor®. A consistent, palatable anion source, Bio-Chlor® delivers a negative Dietary Cation-Anion Difference (DCAD) during transition for increasing blood calcium and stabilizing the rumen environment, which can reduce incidence of postpartum metabolic disorders, improve rumen fermentation and increase milk production postpartum.

Consistent delivery of microbial protein

Bio-Chlor® supplies essential nutrients needed by rumen bacteria to increase microbial protein (MP) production:

  • Improves metabolized protein production and nutrient absorption
  • Reliably delivers MP while lowering DCAD prepartum
  • Prepares rumen for the postpartum ration

Out of 622 Bio-Chlor® samples tested, 99.9 percent were formulated with the specified levels of macrominerals, proving a consistent and stable source of:

  • Crude Protein: 43.0 percent
  • Chloride: 7.31 percent
  • Sulfur: 2.04 percent

A prepartum transition ration with Bio-Chlor®

  • Helps establish negative DCAD levels
  • Maintains DMI to avoid off-feed issues, which can lead to rumen acidosis
  • Prepares rumen for lactating ration

Prepartum feeding results in increased postpartum productivity and profitability

Reduces metabolic disorders:

  • Ketosis
  • Fatty liver
  • Clinical and subclinical milk fever – Displaced abomasum
  • Uterine infections
  • Helps cows reach peak milk earlier in lactation • Increases milk fat and protein yields
  • Promotes overall fresh cow health
  • Safe for feeding in a shortened dry period

Fewer metabolic disorders with Bio-Chlor®

Multiple field trials4 including 13,000 cows on large commercial dairies confirmed the value of Bio-Chlor® when fed at least 21 days prepartum:

  • Reduced incidence of milk fevers by 84.6 percent
  • Fewer retained placentas, 71.0 percent reduction
  • 65.9 percent fewer uterine infections
  • Significantly increased milk production consistent across 1st, 2nd and later lactation cows.