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Towards Net Zero Emissions – Nitrogen Oxides

Towards Net Zero Emissions – Nitrogen Oxides

This is the fourth in a series of dairy insight publications covering ‘Net Zero Emissions’, where we will attempt to identify the sources of each GHG, how it may be r...

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Trial Update: Red Clover Monocultures

Trial Update: Red Clover Monocultures

In Spring 2015, Kingshay drilled their first red clover monocultures trial in light of their use as an EFA for greening.

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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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Urea Treated Wholecrop & Alkalage Farming Note

Urea Treated Wholecrop & Alkalage Farming Note

Wholecrop can be barvested at a range of dry matters. Wholecrop silages which are over 55% dry matter can be preserved by urea treatment. Urea treated wholecrop offers ad...

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Urea vs. Ammonium Nitrate Farming Note

Urea vs. Ammonium Nitrate Farming Note

In Britain, approximately 85% of Fertiliser-N used is in the form of Ammonium Nitrate (AN), whilst Urea in its solid or liquid form only contributes 15%. This is in stark...

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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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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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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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White Clover  - How to Establish

White Clover - How to Establish

Good establishment, along with a well-designed weed management and nitrogen application program is vital to ensure the full benefits of including white clover in a ley ar...

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White Clover - the Benefits

White Clover - the Benefits

Incorporating white clover into grassland has the potential to boost pasture production per hectare, raise milk production, improve forage quality and reduce fertiliser r...

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Winter Catch Crops Farming Note

Winter Catch Crops Farming Note

Winter catch crops can be an economic alternative if your winter forage stocks are looking low. The use of root crops and leafy forages can provide high quality feeds f...

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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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