Premier Nutrition has announced their top farms for transition performance in advance of the winners being confirmed at a virtual 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, including:
Commenting on the TMS awards, director of Premier’s ruminant division, Dr Andrew Pine said, “This year’s exceptional circumstances have put a tremendous strain on our industry, however throughout all the challenges we’ve seen transition performance from our registered farms continue to improve year on year. This is an absolute testament to the commitment to master this critical period and we’re very proud that we can recognise and reward this excellence via our online TMS Awards ceremony this year.”
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.