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Trace Minerals for Dairy Cows Farming Note

Trace Minerals for Dairy Cows Farming Note

Cow health and productivity are affected by trace mineral levels in feed rations. Effective supplementation requires an understanding of the levels available in the ratio...

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Trial Update: Red Clover Monocultures

Trial Update: Red Clover Monocultures

In Spring 2015, Kingshay drilled their first red clover monocultures trial in light of their use as an EFA for greening.

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Twinning Farming Note

Twinning Farming Note

In dairy cattle twin births are undesirable and lead to reduced overall profitability and reproductive efficiency. The negative impacts of twins can include freemartin he...

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Understanding Anthelmintics Farming Note

Understanding Anthelmintics Farming Note

When deciding on a wormer, it is important to understand the pros and cons of each wormer group Benzimidazoles, Levamisoles and Macrocyclic Lactones. Each chemical group ...

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Understanding Magnesium Balance Farming Note

Understanding Magnesium Balance Farming Note

Magnesium balance is important for health and production. Low magnesium levels are linked to grass staggers and milk fever. Excessive supplementation will result in scour...

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Understanding Your Parlour Farming Note

Understanding Your Parlour Farming Note

A poorly functioning parlour will damage teats, increase the risk of mastitis and slow milking time. Understanding your parlour is critical to optimise milking and cow...

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Urea Treated Wholecrop & Alkalage Farming Note

Urea Treated Wholecrop & Alkalage Farming Note

Wholecrop can be barvested at a range of dry matters. Wholecrop silages which are over 55% dry matter can be preserved by urea treatment. Urea treated wholecrop offers ad...

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Urea vs. Ammonium Nitrate Farming Note

Urea vs. Ammonium Nitrate Farming Note

In Britain, approximately 85% of Fertiliser-N used is in the form of Ammonium Nitrate (AN), whilst Urea in its solid or liquid form only contributes 15%. This is in stark...

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Uses for a Brix Refractometer

Uses for a Brix Refractometer

A refractometer is a simple instrument used for measuring concentrations of aqueous solutions. It requires only a few drops of liquid, and is used throughout the food, ag...

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Using Fertility Indices Farming Note

Using Fertility Indices Farming Note

A key to reversing the general trend of declining fertility is to use the right measures which focus on getting cows pregnant. Most of the traditional measures are histor...

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Using Wind & Solar Energy Farming Note

Using Wind & Solar Energy Farming Note

Whilst using energy efficiently is clearly important, farmers are in a good position to reduce their electricity cost by making use of alternative energy sources. Wind p...

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Vaccination Planning Farming Note

Vaccination Planning Farming Note

Vaccination is a crucial tool in disease control and in improving the health of your herd. Vaccines are available for many of the common diseases of cattle and their use...

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