For those using NMR we have started sending out analysis of your milk fat profile and lactose. Data which is available to farmers free of charge.
We are able to interpret this to give an indicator of the energy status of your fresh calvers, and an insight into how well the transition period is working for your cows. The parameters we are using are as follows:
Early indications are that this is a useful tool, and we look forward to discussing the results with you on farm, and to track how the results tie in with cow condition and crucially, fertility. Over time we will be able to refine and add to the analysis.