Premier Nutrition has announced their top farms for transition performance before confirming the winners at the TMS Awards ceremony in September.

Data from the company’s Transition Management System (TMS) has whittled over 250 farms down to a top five shortlist in each category, with farms recording higher results than ever before.  The shortlist is:

TMS shortlist 2019

Commenting on the nominees, director of Premier’s ruminant division, Dr Andrew Pine, said:

“Managing the transition period into lactation successfully is critical to cow health and productivity; poor transition is so costly.  The continued improvement we’re seeing in transition performance through TMS reflects farmers’ willingness to master this critical period and the TMS Awards evening allows us to recognise and reward excellence.”

TMS is an independent on-farm monitoring service provided by Premier Nutrition.  It involves a trained independent assessor rating all dry and fresh cows every month on areas including body condition score, rumen fill, lameness and metabolic incidences which, combined with milk recording data, gives significant insight into individual cow performance as well as overall transition performance to provide a focus for areas where improvements can be made.