Rumen-Protected Choline
For Dairy Cows

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Choline Health Benefits Calculator

Replacement Value, $ / cow
Salvage Value, $ / cow

Improvement in Item

%
Cost
/ Cow
Benefit
/ Herd
Cows Died
Cows Sold
Ketosis
Retained Placenta
Hypocalcemia
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Total Health Benefit, $/herd

** University of Minnesota Extension (See References tab)

    
Choline Milk Benefits Calculator
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Feed Cost / lb DMI, $
    
*Added Milk / day for 100 days, lb/hd/day
    
*Feed Efficiency Milk:DMI

Added Milk Revenue, $/cow
Added Feed Cost for 100 days, $/cow

Milk Production Benefit, $/cow
Milk Production Benefit, $/herd

* J.M. Bollatti et al. JDS 2019 (See References tab)

Choline Cost Calculator
No. of days fed choline
RP Choline feeding rate, gm/cow/day
RP Choline cost, $/lb
RP Choline cost, $/cow/day
RP Choline cost, $/herd

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Choline ion to feed, grams
Choline chloride to feed, grams
Choline chloride %
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References

Bollati, J.M., M.G. Zenobi, B.A. Barton, C.R. Staples, and J.E.P. Santos. 2019. Responses to rumen-protected choline in transition cows do not depend on prepartum body condition. J. Dairy Sci. Vol 103 No. 3, 2020. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17302

1. A total of 192 cows received either 0 (CTRL) or 12.9 gm/day choline ion (CHOL) in a ruminally protected form from 21 days prepartum to 21 days postpartum.
2. Cows fed CHOL during the transition period increased Energy Corrected Milk (ECM) by 1.9 kg/day (4.2 lb/day) over CTRL cows through 105 DIM.
3. Feed efficiency (kg ECM:kg DMI) increased in cows fed CHOL by 0.09 units over CTRL cows and averaged 2.1 through 105 DIM.

University of Minnesota Extension. Managing and monitoring the health of transition dairy cows. Herd Alarm levels and cost per case for dairy cow diseases

Disease Cost/case Herd Alarm
Subclinical ketosis $289 15%
Clinical hypocalcemia $150 3%
Subclinical hypocalcemia $150 30%
Displaced abomasum $700 3%
Retained Placenta $232 5%
Metritis $218 10%
Mastitis $376 3%
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