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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Calf Health

Salmonellosis Farming Note

Salmonellosis Farming Note

Salmonellosis is a highly contagious disease caused by Salmonella bacteria. It can affect all animal species including humans, with different serotypes of bacteria manife...

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The Importance of Colostrum Management

The Importance of Colostrum Management

The future of the dairy herds on most farms, lies with their heifers. Good management from the very start is therefore key to a successful herd and is essential to reduce...

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Uses for a Brix Refractometer

Uses for a Brix Refractometer

A refractometer is a simple instrument used for measuring concentrations of aqueous solutions. It requires only a few drops of liquid, and is used throughout the food, ag...

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Ventilation Farming Note

Ventilation Farming Note

Poor dairy building ventilation can have dramatic consequences on milk production. Research suggests 50% of buildings designed for livestock are not suited to the housed ...

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Youngstock Housing Farming Note

Youngstock Housing Farming Note

Replacement heifers account for almost 10% of on-farm costs, yet the Kingshay 2012 Youngstock Survey found that 15.5% of first-calving heifers fail to calve into the milk...

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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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Youngstock Rearing Costs

Youngstock Rearing Costs

With feed and forage costs increasing substantially in the last few months, it is even more important to have a highly efficient heifer rearing system. Heifer calves are ...

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