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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Grass Silage

2nd Cut Silage Farming Note

2nd Cut Silage Farming Note

When a cold spring has resulted in a poor 1st cut grass silage, 2nd cut silage yields need to be high to compensate and guarantee enough feed for the winter. Fertiliser ...

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Big Bale Silage

Big Bale Silage

Big bale silage increases flexibility on a grazing platform and creates the opportunity to make a customisable forage for animal groups. This Farming Note covers: ...

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Effective Grass Silage Fermentation Farming Note

Effective Grass Silage Fermentation Farming Note

Effective grass silage fermentation makes for healthy rumens and high performance. Poor silage results in reduced intakes and could even be disastrous for cattle health...

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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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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 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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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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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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Hybrid Ryegrass Trial Update

Hybrid Ryegrass Trial Update

Hybrid ryegrass is a cross between Italian and perennial ryegrass, thus allowing the positive traits of both crops to be incorporated into one grass. Desirable attributes...

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Improving Silage Quality Farming Note

Improving Silage Quality Farming Note

Grass silage remains the cheapest source of conserved winter feed if the quality is right and the crop yield is good. Ensuring that the right type of silage is produced, ...

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Listeriosis Farming Note

Listeriosis Farming Note

Listeriosis, also known as ‘circling disease or ‘silage sickness’ is caused by the main bacterium in the Listeria genus, Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono), which is n...

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Minimising Silage Losses

Minimising Silage Losses

Wastage in silage making is inevitable – but careful management can reduce losses significantly, resulting in considerable cost savings and markedly improved silage qua...

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