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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Fertility

Body Condition Score

Body Condition Score

Body Condition Scoring (BCS) is a simple and effective farm management tool. It is a measure of body fat/energy reserves, that can be used to aid decisions or troubleshoo...

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Bull Management Farming Note

Bull Management Farming Note

Natural service can save time and money, but a poorly performing bull can be costly if conception rates are low. Is your bull in peak form? With up to 33% of bulls though...

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Butterfat & Fertility at Grass Farming Note

Butterfat & Fertility at Grass Farming Note

Well managed spring grass provides a high quality (typically 12 ME, 18% CP) and cost effective feed (£88/t DM) in most areas of the UK. The change from winter diets to l...

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Concrete Grooving Trial Update

Concrete Grooving Trial Update

Smooth, slippery concrete can reduce cow mobility and oestrus activity and can potentially lead to lameness and injury. Concrete grooving is commonly used to improve cow...

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Cow Grouping Farming Note

Cow Grouping Farming Note

Cow grouping is a useful management tool, particularly in larger herds, which allows the requirements of each individual cow to be more easily met. Deciding if your he...

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Cow Handling Facilities Farming Note

Cow Handling Facilities Farming Note

As housing and handling of animals is one of the main opportunities for injury to occur on farm, having well designed cow handling facilities in place is strongly reco...

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Cow Signals Farming Note

Cow Signals Farming Note

In your herd, are there a high proportion of cows with rubbed necks or briskets? Are cows tail twitching despite there being no flies? Cow signals and behaviour can be v...

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Dairy Costings Focus Report 2017

Dairy Costings Focus Report 2017

Kingshay’s sixth edition of the annual Dairy Costings Focus Report reviews milk price trends to March 2017 and ranks data by feed cost, yield from forage, region, yield...

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Fertility Management Systems Farming Note

Fertility Management Systems Farming Note

If you don't see a cow bulling, she won't be served, and this leads to higher culling rates and extended calving intervals. The cost of extending the calving interval ove...

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Heat Detection Methods Farming Note

Heat Detection Methods Farming Note

Effective heat detection methods are essential in every herd using AI. Missed heats result in a poorer calving interval, lower milk production per year and higher cull an...

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Heat Detection Tried & Tested Report

Heat Detection Tried & Tested Report

featuring results from the Heat Detection Survey There are numerous and varied products sold in the UK claiming to increase heat detection rates in bulling cows, from ...

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Milk Urea Farming Note

Milk Urea Farming Note

Milk urea levels can be a key indicator of how well your ration meets your cow's needs. Measuring milk ureas can be used to identify inefficient use of feed and subsequen...

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