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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Grazing

Liver Fluke Farming Note

Liver Fluke Farming Note

Liver fluke can have a significant impact on weight gain in young cattle and can reduce milk quality and yield in lactating animals. To prevent fluke causing a detrimenta...

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Maximising Grass Growth & Quality Farming Note

Maximising Grass Growth & Quality Farming Note

Implementing grazing management strategies that coordinate grazing with grass growth stages can stimulate increased herbage production by up to 45%. Grass has been bred t...

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Mid Season Grazing Management

Mid Season Grazing Management

Mid season grazing management presents a challenge. While it’s easy to grow grass in spring, as rotations progress, grass quality diminishes if effort is not put in. Ma...

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Milk From Forage Farming Note

Milk From Forage Farming Note

With the rise in feed costs in recent years, utilisation of forages has become increasingly important to reduce volatility and maintain profits.  In May 2010, milk fro...

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Nitrates levels in grass

Nitrates levels in grass

Nitrates in forage can reduce milk yields and cause fertility problems, can turn silage butyric and even cause death in stock. This Farming Note covers: How to ens...

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Realising Milk from Forage

Realising Milk from Forage

Producing more milk from forage does not have to be reserved for extensive, low-yielding herds – high-yielding systems can benefit too. Grass is the cheapest form of fe...

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Reseeding Grassland

Reseeding Grassland

To achieve high levels of milk from forage, grass quality and good ley management are vital. There can be a large variation in the performance of paddocks. Accurate measu...

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Salt Application on Grazing Paddocks Trial Results

Salt Application on Grazing Paddocks Trial Results

It is estimated that a large proportion of the UK’s pasture is deficient in sodium – backed by Kingshay forage mineral analyses. Spreading salt on grazing fields is c...

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Slurry Nitrogen Efficiency

Slurry Nitrogen Efficiency

Utilising slurry to get the maximum of the available nutrients for grass growth can save significant amounts money, without compromising forage output. Testing slurry nu...

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Sulphur

Sulphur

Sulphur is a major nutrient for plants and is vital for protein synthesis. Deficiency can lead to reduced crop yields, lower protein and sugar content in grass, poorer f...

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The Forage Costings Report 2015

The Forage Costings Report 2015

Growing and managing forage well is one of the key drivers of dairy farm profitability and maximising milk from home grown forage has never been more important with milk ...

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The Forage Costings Report 2016

The Forage Costings Report 2016

Selecting the right forages, optimising yield and quality and achieving high utilisation will reduce production costs. Our annual Forage Costs Report provides a detailed ...

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