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

 
 

Knowledgebase

Save money - join today

 

Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Farming Notes

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Butterfat At Grass

Butterfat At Grass

Milk cheques are becoming increasingly influenced by milk butterfat levels, which makes avoiding the typical milk fat depression seen at turn-out vital. However, ensuring...

Read More

Butterfat Farming Note

Butterfat Farming Note

The financial incentive for butterfat levels is highly variable and will depend on milk contract. For most contracts, increasing butterfat percentage must not be at the ...

Read More

BVD Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Update

BVD Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Update

Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is a highly contagious viral disease of cattle caused by the pestivirus. It causes huge losses in terms of reduced herd health, fertility, pr...

Read More

Calcium & Phosphorus in Lactation Diets Farming Note

Calcium & Phosphorus in Lactation Diets Farming Note

Do you see a lot of milk fevers in your herd? Do you have problems with retained cleansings? Calcium and phosphorus are two of the most important minerals, particularly ...

Read More

Calf Housing Farming Note

Calf Housing Farming Note

It is estimated that more than 6% of calves die before they reach six months of age, most of these losses occur in the first month of the calves’ life and many are a re...

Read More

Calf Management Farming Note

Calf Management Farming Note

Kingshay's Youngstock Management Survey showed that 87% of farmers have seen cases of calf pneumonia and 50% joint ill on their farm. Good calf management is crucial if a...

Read More

Calf pneumonia

Calf pneumonia

Bovine respiratory disease is a major health problem in calves which has both long-term and short-term deleterious consequences.  It is a multifactorial disease which ca...

Read More