Skip to: main navigation | main content | sitemap | accessibility page

 
 

Knowledgebase

Save money - join today

 

Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Farming Notes

White Clover  - How to Establish

White Clover - How to Establish

Good establishment, along with a well-designed weed management and nitrogen application program is vital to ensure the full benefits of including white clover in a ley ar...

Read More

White Clover - the Benefits

White Clover - the Benefits

Incorporating white clover into grassland has the potential to boost pasture production per hectare, raise milk production, improve forage quality and reduce fertiliser r...

Read More

Winter Bedding Options Farming Note

Winter Bedding Options Farming Note

With straw supplies limited and expensive, different bedding options may prove economic for your herd. An increase in straw price of £15/tonne would typically increase c...

Read More

Winter Catch Crops Farming Note

Winter Catch Crops Farming Note

Winter catch crops can be an economic alternative if your winter forage stocks are looking low. The use of root crops and leafy forages can provide high quality feeds f...

Read More

Winter Feed Requirements Farming Note

Winter Feed Requirements Farming Note

Calculate your winter feed requirements and plan ahead now to minimise costly feed shortages in the winter. With many farms currently feeding first cut silage and/or who...

Read More

Winter Water Farming Note

Winter Water Farming Note

A plentiful, high quality and accessible water supply is fundamental to optimising milk production and animal health. If water intake is restricted, feed intake will be r...

Read More

Yeasts

Yeasts

Yeasts have historically been added to dairy cow diets in the belief that they stabilise the rumen environment, boost intakes and improve animal performance but different...

Read More

Youngstock Housing Farming Note

Youngstock Housing Farming Note

Replacement heifers account for almost 10% of on-farm costs, yet the Kingshay 2012 Youngstock Survey found that 15.5% of first-calving heifers fail to calve into the milk...

Read More

Youngstock Rearing Costs Farming Note

Youngstock Rearing Costs Farming Note

Youngstock rearing costs are a major investment and rearing needs to be done cost effectively, especially with input costs rising. This Farming Note covers: Full cos...

Read More

Youngstock Worms - Gutworms & Lungworms Farming Note

Youngstock Worms - Gutworms & Lungworms Farming Note

Worms can eat away at a farm business. The cost of heifer rearing can easily increase if calving is delayed due to slow weight gain. One of the main causes of slow heifer...

Read More