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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Buildings & Infrastructure

Cluster Design Farming Note

Cluster Design Farming Note

Having a parlour which is functioning correctly allows milking to be quick, complete and comfortable for both the cow and the milking staff. Poor milking characteristics ...

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Collecting Yards

Collecting Yards

Well-designed collecting yards save time and reduce stress, whereas poor designs or improper cow handling will compromise cow flow and welfare.

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Comfortable Standing Surfaces Farming Note

Comfortable Standing Surfaces Farming Note

Cows and concrete are a difficult combination. Despite the clear benefits of concrete for managing housed cows, it is not a very comfortable standing surface and can be h...

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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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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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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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Cow Grouping Farming Note

Cow Grouping Farming Note

Cow grouping is a useful management tool, particularly in larger herds, which allows the requirements of each individual cow to be more easily met. Deciding if your he...

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Cow Handling Facilities Farming Note

Cow Handling Facilities Farming Note

As housing and handling of animals is one of the main opportunities for injury to occur on farm, having well designed cow handling facilities in place is strongly reco...

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Cow Tracks

Cow Tracks

Tracks play a key role in enabling early turnout and allowing effective use of grazing right through the season.  This Farming Note assesses the key practical aspects of...

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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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Cubicle Demo Unit Trial Update

Cubicle Demo Unit Trial Update

Since the Kingshay Cubicle Demonstration Unit was set up in 2004, there have been 4 building phases and many visitors passing through the doors to compare the latest prod...

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