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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Forage

February Checklist

February Checklist

February checklist Are your Computers Safe? Are you Milking your Contract? Oil Storage Regulations Preparing for Turnout Timely Tips: Vaccinations, Grass Sta...

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Fertiliser spreader set-up

Fertiliser spreader set-up

Calibrating your fertiliser spreader is an essential task to optimise forage and crop yields and maximise the benefit from the cost of fertilisers.  As fertiliser produc...

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Fibre Supplementation at Grass

Fibre Supplementation at Grass

To improve feed efficiency at grass, fibre supplementation should be considered.

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Foliar Fertiliser

Foliar Fertiliser

The potential to improve fertiliser use efficiency by foliar application of nutrients has been researched for several years.  Reducing the length of the nutrient pathway...

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Forage Mixtures - Spring 2011 Trial Update

Forage Mixtures - Spring 2011 Trial Update

Grazing mixtures have the potential to produce forage of varying quality through the year. Integrating alternative mixtures into your farms grazing platform could improve...

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Forage Wagons Farming Note

Forage Wagons Farming Note

Forage wagons offer an alternative to the traditional forager and silage trailer combination. Forage wagons will not suit every situation but where the silage area is in ...

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Getting Ready for the Silage Season

Getting Ready for the Silage Season

We all know that quality grass silage is the linchpin to cost effective, profitable production. Kingshay figures show that it costs just 6.1ppl to make average quality gr...

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Good Grass Silage 2014

Good Grass Silage 2014

Our 'Good Grass Silage 2014' report aims to remove some of the bias from this bewildering area. Featuring the results of last year's Kingshay grass silage additive trial,...

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Good Maize Silage Guide

Good Maize Silage Guide

Maize is an excellent feed providing a good source of starch to compliment protein in other forages. However, it can be an expensive crop to grow and good yields are key ...

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Grass mixture selection

Grass mixture selection

Farmers reseed because renovated swards should yield 33% more in the first year and 10% more thereafter, than a 5 year old ley. However, the seed mixture plays a huge par...

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Grass Pests and Diseases

Grass Pests and Diseases

Underperforming grass swards can occur for a number of reasons, such as inadequate crop nutrition, soil structure issues, weed infestation or plant diseases caused by pat...

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Grassland Soil Compaction Farming Note

Grassland Soil Compaction Farming Note

Compacted soil can result in reduced plant growth and crop yield, impeded drainage and increased soil erosion. Forage grown in compacted soil can also have a reduced mine...

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