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Safe Handling and Storage of Fertiliser

Safe Handling and Storage of Fertiliser

Good storage practices and vigilant record keeping are always important to ensure a safe workplace.  In addition, they will assure the quality of the purchased products ...

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Slurry Nitrogen Efficiency

Slurry Nitrogen Efficiency

Utilising slurry to get the maximum of the available nutrients for grass growth can save significant amounts money, without compromising forage output. Testing slurry nu...

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Soil - Appreciating its full value

Soil - Appreciating its full value

Ecosystem services are benefits we derive from the natural environment. The value of these services to agriculture is enormous and underappreciated, or not known at all....

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Soil Improvement Farming Note

Soil Improvement Farming Note

Soil is arguably the most valuable natural resource on any farm and is often taken for granted. Linking progressive soil management to a livestock production system can a...

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Sourcing Borrowing Farming Note

Sourcing Borrowing Farming Note

Finance costs account for 0.6ppl or £43 per cow of total farm costs, according to results from herds using Kingshay Full Costs service (ranging from virtually nothing to...

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Staff Appraisals Farming Note

Staff Appraisals Farming Note

Retaining and developing staff is a significant challenge on dairy farms, and with an increasing shortage of labour across all levels it’s more important than ever to g...

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Starling Control Report

Starling Control Report

In our recent DairyCo funded study, starlings have been found to cost Somerset dairy farmers an average of 3ppl on every litre produced over the 90 day winter period when...

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Successful Succession Farming Note

Successful Succession Farming Note

Successful succession is all about people - you and the people you want to take on your business. It is a lot less about tax. Sure, you want to ensure the business is pas...

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Sulphur

Sulphur

Sulphur is a major nutrient for plants and is vital for protein synthesis. Deficiency can lead to reduced crop yields, lower protein and sugar content in grass, poorer f...

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The Forage Costings Report 2015

The Forage Costings Report 2015

Growing and managing forage well is one of the key drivers of dairy farm profitability and maximising milk from home grown forage has never been more important with milk ...

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Welsh Grass Value Project Report

Welsh Grass Value Project Report

Kingshay have worked with the Dairy Development Centre at Gelli Aur to analyse the data and write a report on their three year project, evaluating the value of grass in W...

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