We are expecting the first calf in early March (this is our Jersey’s second calf). She’s currently dry, with free-choice minerals (1:1), seaweed and salt.
To help prevent milk fever, we will take her off alfalfa hay at the 6 weeks pre-calving. I’ve heard apple cider vinegar (2 oz twice a day 2 weeks before calving) helps regulate calcium - but no evidence that this actually works.
What else should we do to prep her?
What should we have on-hand as a “calving kit”?