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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Cows

Twinning Farming Note

Twinning Farming Note

In dairy cattle twin births are undesirable and lead to reduced overall profitability and reproductive efficiency. The negative impacts of twins can include freemartin he...

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Understanding Magnesium Balance Farming Note

Understanding Magnesium Balance Farming Note

Magnesium balance is important for health and production. Low magnesium levels are linked to grass staggers and milk fever. Excessive supplementation will result in scour...

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Using Fertility Indices Farming Note

Using Fertility Indices Farming Note

A key to reversing the general trend of declining fertility is to use the right measures which focus on getting cows pregnant. Most of the traditional measures are histor...

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Vaccination Planning Farming Note

Vaccination Planning Farming Note

Vaccination is a crucial tool in disease control and in improving the health of your herd. Vaccines are available for many of the common diseases of cattle and their use...

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Vitamin Requirements for Dairy Cows Farming Note

Vitamin Requirements for Dairy Cows Farming Note

Vitamins are essential for cattle growth, production, reproduction and health, and deficiencies have serious implications. Maintaining the correct vitamin levels in the ...

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Water Quality Farming Note

Water Quality Farming Note

Water is an essential part of the cow's diet and water quality can affect performance and health.  Water accounts for 50-80% of an animal’s weight and is essential f...

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Water Supply Farming Note

Water Supply Farming Note

Dairy cows will drink up to 160 litres in 24 hours so their water supply must make that readily available. Minor restrictions in water availability can reduce water intak...

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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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Winter Water Farming Note

Winter Water Farming Note

A plentiful, high quality and accessible water supply is fundamental to optimising milk production and animal health. If water intake is restricted, feed intake will be r...

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Yeasts

Yeasts

Yeasts have historically been added to dairy cow diets in the belief that they stabilise the rumen environment, boost intakes and improve animal performance but different...

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Youngstock Worms - Gutworms & Lungworms Farming Note

Youngstock Worms - Gutworms & Lungworms Farming Note

Worms can eat away at a farm business. The cost of heifer rearing can easily increase if calving is delayed due to slow weight gain. One of the main causes of slow heifer...

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