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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 ...

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Sand Cubicles - The Gold Standard? Farming Note

Sand Cubicles - The Gold Standard? Farming Note

Well maintained sand cubicles can provide an excellent bed for milking cows. If kept clean, sand does not support bacterial growth and can therefore present a lower masti...

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Effective Milking Routines Farming Note

Effective Milking Routines Farming Note

Effective milking routines balance the conflict between maintaining udder health and maximising parlour throughput. Effective milking routines can increase milk yields, s...

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Employing People - Take Time to Make Time Farming Note

Employing People - Take Time to Make Time Farming Note

Are you making the most efficient use of labour on your farm. Herds on Dairy Manager Full Costs have an annual labour cost of over £44,000 per 100 cows or 3.8ppl (this i...

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Energy Feeds Farming Note (includes feed information chart)

Energy Feeds Farming Note (includes feed information chart)

Energy is the key nutrient to aid good health, fertility and performance. Low energy intake is the major nutritional factor linked to dairy cow feeding problems. Getting ...

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Milking Frequency Farming Note

Milking Frequency Farming Note

Adjusting both the pattern and frequency of milking can affect the profitability of your business. Could changing your milking pattern, e.g. 10:14 to 12:12 hour milking i...

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Maize Varieties Report 2013

Maize Varieties Report 2013

The Kingshay Maize Variety Report emphasises the importance of choosing the right variety to reduce risk and produce a profitable crop of maize and also highlights those ...

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Youngstock Management Report

Youngstock Management Report

The young dairy heifers are the future of your herd. By planning their rearing from day one until they start their first lactation, farm profits can be improved as a resu...

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Good Maize Silage Guide

Good Maize Silage Guide

Maize is an excellent feed providing a good source of starch to compliment protein in other forages. However, it can be an expensive crop to grow and good yields are key ...

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Effective Bedding Management

Effective Bedding Management

The Effective Bedding Management report provides a guide to choosing an alternative bedding material or managing existing cow bedding. The report includes results of the ...

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Tried & Tested Cubicles Report

Tried & Tested Cubicles Report

Over 6 years we assessed a wide range of cubicles in our cow housing demonstration unit. No single cubicle type will be correct in all situations. Knowing what you need i...

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Slit Aerators - Tried & Tested

Slit Aerators - Tried & Tested

Slit aerating can improve soil structure by helping to alleviate surface compaction and increase the air in the top soil. When choosing a machine it is important to know ...

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