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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Health - Mastitis

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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Cluster Design Farming Note

Cluster Design Farming Note

Having a parlour which is functioning correctly allows milking to be quick, complete and comfortable for both the cow and the milking staff. Poor milking characteristics ...

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Controlling Mastitis Farming Note

Controlling Mastitis Farming Note

At an average cost of £220 per case and accounting for 11% of cows being culled, mastitis is a significant cost to the dairy industry and a major challenge to farm pr...

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Cow Comfort Report

Cow Comfort Report

As part of Kingshay's exhibit at the 'Livestock Event' and 'The Dairy Show' last year, farmers filled in a survey assessing levels of cow comfort on their farm. The Cow C...

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Cubicle Bedding Materials Farming Note

Cubicle Bedding Materials Farming Note

The right cubicle bedding material for your farm depends on how well it keeps the cows clean and dry, how abrasive it is and how well it is handled by your slurry system....

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Dairy Costings Focus Report 2017

Dairy Costings Focus Report 2017

Kingshay’s sixth edition of the annual Dairy Costings Focus Report reviews milk price trends to March 2017 and ranks data by feed cost, yield from forage, region, yield...

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Dairy Herd Protocols Farming Note

Dairy Herd Protocols Farming Note

Protocols are prescribed procedures for completing routine tasks. They are very powerful tools that can make the difference between success and failure on larger farms wi...

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Dynamic Parlour Testing Farming Note

Dynamic Parlour Testing Farming Note

Testing milk machine and parlour function can highlight problems which are resulting in a less effective milking and damaged udders. Unlike static parlour testing, dynami...

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Effective Bedding Management

Effective Bedding Management

The Effective Bedding Management report provides a guide to choosing an alternative bedding material or managing existing cow bedding. The report includes results of the ...

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Effective Milking Routines Farming Note

Effective Milking Routines Farming Note

Effective milking routines balance the conflict between maintaining udder health and maximising parlour throughput. Effective milking routines can increase milk yields, s...

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Fly Control Farming Note

Fly Control Farming Note

Flies are responsible for transmitting diseases such as summer mastitis and New Forest Eye and for reducing feed intakes and production. Throughout the summer months they...

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Milking Frequency Farming Note

Milking Frequency Farming Note

Adjusting both the pattern and frequency of milking can affect the profitability of your business. Could changing your milking pattern, e.g. 10:14 to 12:12 hour milking i...

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