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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Farming Notes

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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Body Condition Scoring Farming Note

Body Condition Scoring Farming Note

Body condition score has significant impact on dry matter intake, metabolic health and subsequent fertility and performance. Monitoring body condition score at different ...

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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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Bovine TB Farming Note

Bovine TB Farming Note

The number of cattle slaughtered due to bovine TB has increased dramatically over the last ten years, causing devastation and huge economic cost to those dairy farms affe...

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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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Building Design & Layout Farming Note

Building Design & Layout Farming Note

The building design and layout on your farm can have a massive effect on the productivity, health and well-being of your herd. Where facilities are not ideal, cow stress ...

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Building Resilience Workshop Video

Building Resilience Workshop Video

Kingshay held a series of ‘Building Resilience’ workshops focussing on how producers could take control to improve efficiency and lower costs, during the ongoing peri...

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Bulk Feed Options Farming Note

Bulk Feed Options Farming Note

Bulk feeds are a useful ingredient in rations for both improving the efficiency of forages and for substitution where there is a forage shortfall. Co-products from the ...

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Bull Management Farming Note

Bull Management Farming Note

Natural service can save time and money, but a poorly performing bull can be costly if conception rates are low. Is your bull in peak form? With up to 33% of bulls though...

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Business Objectives Farming Note

Business Objectives Farming Note

Every business needs a strong sense of direction and plan for the future. Defined business objectives are key for motivating staff and to keep a business moving forwards...

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