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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Grazing

8 Steps to Controlling Mastitis in Summer Farming Note

8 Steps to Controlling Mastitis in Summer Farming Note

Each year as the weather gets warmer, somatic cell counts increase, making mastitis in summer an area for focus. Some pasture conditions can lead to high levels of expos...

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Bloat in Cattle

Bloat in Cattle

Gases such as methane and carbon dioxide are produced as part of the normal process of digestion in cattle. These gases are usually discharged by eructation (belching). I...

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Complementing Early Spring Grass Farming Note

Complementing Early Spring Grass Farming Note

Well managed grass is an exceptionally cheap but variable commodity, therefore complementing early spring grass is often necessary to get the most out of it. High sugar,...

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Deferred Grazing Farming Note

Deferred Grazing Farming Note

Deferred grazing is an alternative form of out wintering, which can both significantly reduce your winter feed costs and also minimise the need for winter housing your ...

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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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Fresh Grass Analysis

Fresh Grass Analysis

Fresh grass analysis is essential for formulating a balanced ration when livestock are at grass, to predict silage quality before cutting and to inform decisions on when ...

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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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Grazed Grass (Setting up to Succeed) Farming Note

Grazed Grass (Setting up to Succeed) Farming Note

Grazed grass is a very cheap feed, typically with an ME of 11.5-12 and crude protein of 16-20%. Many herd owners and managers underestimate the value of grass and its use...

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Grazed Grass (Successful Management) Farming Note

Grazed Grass (Successful Management) Farming Note

Grazed grass is a very cheap feed, typically with an ME of 11.5-12 and crude protein of 16-20%. Many herd owners and managers underestimate the value of grass and its use...

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Grazing – Dealing with Hot Weather and Drought

Grazing – Dealing with Hot Weather and Drought

The UK does not often experience the hot temperatures faced this season, the duration of the heat and lack of rain is almost unprecedented. However, it is likely that wit...

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High Yielding Cows - Effective Spring Rations Farming Note

High Yielding Cows - Effective Spring Rations Farming Note

It is important to view the pros and cons of grass in dairy cow rations as you would any other feed. For high yielding cows, grazed grass can't provide all the nutrients ...

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