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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Farming Notes

Composting Farming Note

Composting Farming Note

Effective management of farmyard manure (FYM) to minimise the risk of pollution and maximise financial benefits requires a practical and cost effective strategy. Composti...

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Computerised Calf Feeders Farming Note

Computerised Calf Feeders Farming Note

Computerised calf feeding machines are an increasingly popular option for calf management. A number of advantages potentially make this a cost effective feeding method, t...

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Concrete Grooving Trial Update

Concrete Grooving Trial Update

Smooth, slippery concrete can reduce cow mobility and oestrus activity and can potentially lead to lameness and injury. Concrete grooving is commonly used to improve cow...

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Contract Farming Agreements Farming Note

Contract Farming Agreements Farming Note

Contract farming agreements can offer significant advantages over Farm Business Tenancies (FBT). They are relevant to both large specialist companies and smaller farms en...

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Contract Heifer Rearing Farming Note

Contract Heifer Rearing Farming Note

Contract heifer rearing involves setting up an agreement with another farmer to rear your heifers rather than doing it yourself. This frees up time and capital, allows yo...

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Controlling Mastitis Farming Note

Controlling Mastitis Farming Note

At an average cost of £220 per case and accounting for 11% of cows being culled, mastitis is a significant cost to the dairy industry and a major challenge to farm pr...

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Copper & Cow Health Farming Note

Copper & Cow Health Farming Note

Copper deficiency is a common problem where dietary intake is insufficient to meet the cow's metabolic requirement or where mineral antagonists levels are in excess. Wher...

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Copper & Molybdenum in Soils & Forage Farming Note

Copper & Molybdenum in Soils & Forage Farming Note

Copper is essential to animal health for a number of metabolic functions including growth, production and fertility. Copper levels in grass and forages are determined by ...

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Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme

DEFRA has announced it has opened applications for Round 2 of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme. The scheme provides funding for farmers to improve the prod...

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Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship

This is an update to previous Environmental Stewardship Farming Notes, highlighting Countryside Stewardship Capital Grant funding available now, with £20 million confirm...

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COVID-19 Managing your Business Risks

COVID-19 Managing your Business Risks

In the light of the current situation with Coronavirus, what do you need to do to protect your family and working team? Have you considered what impact COVID-19 could hav...

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Cow Brushes

Cow Brushes

Cow brushes not only help to fulfil the cow’s natural desire to scratch, but could also lead to a 1-litre a cow a day uplift in milk yield, along with less disease and ...

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