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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 Farming Note

Bloat Farming Note

Rumination naturally produces gas, in particular methane and carbon dioxide, which is usually discharged by belching, however if this cannot occur, the excess gas pressur...

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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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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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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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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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Keeping Control of Grazing

Keeping Control of Grazing

This Farming Note follows on from Mid-Season Grazing Management, and covers: Strategies for dealing with a grass excess Methods of reinstating residuals Different...

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