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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Calf Rearing

Post Calving Management

Post Calving Management

Careful monitoring of the performance and health of freshly calved cows will help to achieve expected lactation yields.  Particular attention should be paid to cows who ...

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RESEARCH Insight – September 2018 - Cow and Calf Behaviour

RESEARCH Insight – September 2018 - Cow and Calf Behaviour

This is the third issue of our new publication, research insight. The aim of the publication is to translate relevant scientific research into useful information for your...

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Selective Antibiotic Use

Selective Antibiotic Use

There is increasing pressure on producers to use veterinary medicines more sparingly, in particular, antibiotics. Many assurance schemes are striving to prove agriculture...

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Successful Transition to the Winter Diet

Successful Transition to the Winter Diet

Making sure cows are moved onto the correct winter ration will not only ensure milk production and cow health is maintained, but that the farm’s grazing covers are clos...

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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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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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