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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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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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Dairy Costings Focus Report 2013

Dairy Costings Focus Report 2013

Kingshay's second edition of the Annual Dairy Costings Focus Report evaluates herds using our Dairy Manager costings service and examines key trends and performance indic...

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Dairy Costings Focus Report 2014

Dairy Costings Focus Report 2014

Kingshay’s third edition of the Annual Dairy Costings Focus Report reviews 10 year trends to March 2014 and ranks data by yield from forage, margin per litre and per co...

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Dairy Costings Focus Report 2015

Dairy Costings Focus Report 2015

Kingshay’s fourth edition of the Annual Dairy Costings Focus Report reviews milk price trends to March 2015 and ranks data by feed costs, yield from forage, region, yie...

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Dairy Herd Protocols Farming Note

Dairy Herd Protocols Farming Note

Protocols are prescribed procedures for completing routine tasks. They are very powerful tools that can make the difference between success and failure on larger farms wi...

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Dairy Lean Management

Dairy Lean Management

Lean management can be put into practice on dairy farms to improve net margins. A lean-qualified (ILM) consultant will coach on how to put management structures in place,...

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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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Efficient Water Use Farming Note

Efficient Water Use Farming Note

Having more efficient water use and minimising waste will reduce the cost of milk production. On average, a dairy farm will use 5 litres of water for every litre of milk...

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Employing People - Employment Law

Employing People - Employment Law

Employment Law addresses the red tape and legalities you need to be aware of as an employer.

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Employing People - Labour Interviews Farming Note

Employing People - Labour Interviews Farming Note

Employing the right people is key to your business success. Dairy Manager Full Costs figures show that paid labour can be as high as 5.55 ppl. The labour interview is a c...

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Employing People - Sourcing Labour Farming Note

Employing People - Sourcing Labour Farming Note

Labour should be thought of as an investment, not just a cost. At an average 5.7ppl (3.7ppl paid labour) (Kingshay Profit Manager), labour is the biggest overhead cost to...

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