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Independent On Farm Trials

In such challenging times, it has never been more important to make the right farm management decisions based on the full facts.

Since 1991 we at Kingshay have been bridging with gap between research and practice, providing dairy farmers with practical, unbiased, information and advice based on our own independent farm trials and investigations.

Concrete Grooving - On Farm Trial Site

Concrete Grooving - On Farm Trial Site

Smooth concrete in cattle yards and walkways is hazardous to cows. We are assessing a number of different grooving options here at Bridge Farm.

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Youngstock Management

Youngstock Management

Young dairy heifers are the future of the herd. Kingshay has been investigating the cost benefit of the best rearing practises and the consequences of letting things slip...

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Bedding Materials

Bedding Materials

Is your bedding cow friendly? Our latest 'Tried & Tested' project is looking at the pros and cons of different bedding materials and their role in mastitis control.

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Alternative Grazing Forages

Alternative Grazing Forages

Our alternative grazing trial is looking at grazing mixtures for more challenging climatic conditions.

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Maize Varieties

Maize Varieties

We test the leading varieties of maize in replicated field length plots as well as previously the effects of row spacing, seed rate and fertiliser placement.

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Improving Cow Comfort

Improving Cow Comfort

Our cow comfort project is comparing a range of the latest cubicle designs and bedding surfaces (mats & mattresses).

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Cow Tracks

Cow Tracks

Effective tracks are crucial to maximise grass utilisation. We are assessig some of the cow track options to compare cost effectiveness and practical use.

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Maize Starter Fertiliser

Maize Starter Fertiliser

The objective of the trial is to look at the different starter P fertilisers on the market. We will be looking at the early stages of plant growth to see what affects the...

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Grass Varieties

Grass Varieties

On our extensive grass and clover comparisons, the dairy cows vote with their feet to show us which varieties they prefer. We can then formulate grass seed mixtures that ...

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