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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Farming Notes

Bedding Conditioners

Bedding Conditioners

Bedding conditioners form an important part of a mastitis control strategy by drying the cubicle beds and making an inhospitable environment for bacteria. However, their ...

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Benchmarking Soil Organic Carbon

Benchmarking Soil Organic Carbon

Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) has become a bit of a buzz word in the industry. This may have prompted you to investigate the SOC within your own soils, or it may be something...

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Big Bale Silage

Big Bale Silage

Big bale silage increases flexibility on a grazing platform and creates the opportunity to make a customisable forage for animal groups. This Farming Note covers: ...

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Bimodal Milking

Bimodal Milking

Farmers aim for a quick efficient milking. But can milking be done too quickly? This DAIRY insight explores the concept of bimodal milking and what practical actions you ...

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Black & White Bull Calves Farming Note

Black & White Bull Calves Farming Note

Figures suggest that just under 100,000 of the estimated 470,900 black and white bull calves born in the UK in 2011 were killed on site or not registered, due to poor c...

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Bloat Farming Note

Bloat Farming Note

Rumination naturally produces gas, in particular methane and carbon dioxide, which is usually discharged by belching, however if this cannot occur, the excess gas pressur...

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Bluetongue

Bluetongue

The 2007 outbreak in the UK brought significant economic losses in terms of sickness, culls, reduced productivity and movement and trading restrictions.

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Body Condition Score

Body Condition Score

Body Condition Scoring (BCS) is a simple and effective farm management tool. It is a measure of body fat/energy reserves, that can be used to aid decisions or troubleshoo...

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Boreholes Farming Note

Boreholes Farming Note

Water usage on dairy farms is considerably higher than that associated with other livestock enterprises. A typical 150 cow herd, averaging 7,500 litres of milk uses appro...

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Bovine TB Dairy Insight

Bovine TB Dairy Insight

Bovine TB (bTB) continues to be a major problem with approximately 11% of herds in England affected by bTB in 2017. The latest DEFRA statistics show there were 3,824 new ...

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Broadband & Phone Contracts Farming Note

Broadband & Phone Contracts Farming Note

There are competitive broadband and phone contracts out there to suit all needs. By doing your research, you could save over £200/year with a contract that combines phon...

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Budgeting

Budgeting

Prudent financial planning can go some way to reducing the short term effects of price change and will build flexibility into maintaining and developing a business. An...

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