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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Bedding

Cow Comfort Report

Cow Comfort Report

As part of Kingshay's exhibit at the 'Livestock Event' and 'The Dairy Show' last year, farmers filled in a survey assessing levels of cow comfort on their farm. The Cow C...

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Cubicle Bedding Materials Farming Note

Cubicle Bedding Materials Farming Note

The right cubicle bedding material for your farm depends on how well it keeps the cows clean and dry, how abrasive it is and how well it is handled by your slurry system....

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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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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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Slurry Separators Farming Note

Slurry Separators Farming Note

Separating the solid and liquid slurry fractions gives a range of benefits including making slurry easier to handle and reducing its volume by about 20%. If you are in an...

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Winter Bedding Options Farming Note

Winter Bedding Options Farming Note

With straw supplies limited and expensive, different bedding options may prove economic for your herd. An increase in straw price of £15/tonne would typically increase c...

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