Main deficiencies in sodium, copper, zinc, selenium, phosphorus → uterine prolapse, metritis, etc.
|Dairy cows||Beef cows|
|Puberty 6-8 months, 1st calving < 3 years old||Puberty > 15 months, first calving at 3 years old|
|Intensive and short productive life (2.5 calves)||Longer productive life (4 calves)|
|High ingestion capacity (25kg DM at 2 months post-partum)||Moderate ingestion capacity (13kg DM at 2 months post-partum)|
|Higher intake maize silage||Mostly grass silage|
|High intake of concentrates||Minimal intake of concentrates|
|Transition from one type of feed to another properly managed||Often rapid transition between types of feed|