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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Cows

Understanding Anthelmintics & Anthelmintic Guide

Understanding Anthelmintics & Anthelmintic Guide

In the UK anthelmintic resistance is common in sheep, and while less so in cattle, it is a growing threat to their health and welfare. If left unimpeded, it could lead to...

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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 & Udder Health

Water Quality & Udder Health

Private water sources are a great way to lower water costs on dairy farms, but failure to routinely monitor and address water quality issues can lead to problems with udd...

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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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What are your Cows telling you about their Ration?

What are your Cows telling you about their Ration?

Analysing forages and balancing rations with your nutritionist are important components of cost-effective feeding. Formulating a diet that works on paper is only part of ...

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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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