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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Replacement Heifers

Calf Housing Farming Note

Calf Housing Farming Note

It is estimated that more than 6% of calves die before they reach six months of age, most of these losses occur in the first month of the calves’ life and many are a re...

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Calf Scours

Calf Scours

Diarrhoea or ‘scours’ is one of the leading causes of mortality in pre-weaned calves, particularly in the first month of life. The cost of an outbreak of scour can av...

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Contract Heifer Rearing Farming Note

Contract Heifer Rearing Farming Note

Contract heifer rearing involves setting up an agreement with another farmer to rear your heifers rather than doing it yourself. This frees up time and capital, allows yo...

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Feeding Replacement Heifers Farming Note

Feeding Replacement Heifers Farming Note

Replacement heifers are one of the most valuable assets but also biggest costs to a farm. Physical development is more important than age at first calving for a success...

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Genomics

Genomics

Genomic evaluation is a relatively new tool for breeding improvement in the dairy industry, but in recent years uptake of the technology has increased exponentially, and ...

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Heifers at Turnout Farming Note

Heifers at Turnout Farming Note

A typical 150 cow herd, rearing its own replacements to calve at 2 years, will have around £30,000 tied up in rearing heifers. Despite this considerable investment in he...

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Johne’s Disease

Johne’s Disease

Johne’s Disease is emerging as a prevalent and costly disease amongst UK beef and dairy herds. This Farming Note covers: Which tests to use (blood, milk or faeces) ...

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Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis (lepto) is a bacterial disease of cows which causes infertility, abortion storms, higher cell counts and lower milk yields. Control of lepto is particularl...

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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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Rearing Heifers Farming Note

Rearing Heifers Farming Note

Heifers are the future of your herd and time spent ensuring they reach targets effectively and efficiently will pay dividends when they enter the herd. A typical 150 cow ...

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RESEARCH Insight March 2018 – Heifer Lameness & Visual Evaluation of Soil Structure

RESEARCH Insight March 2018 – Heifer Lameness & Visual Evaluation of Soil Structure

This is the first issue of our new publication, RESEARCH insight. The aim of the publication is to translate relevant scientific research into useful information for your...

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Understanding Anthelmintics Farming Note

Understanding Anthelmintics Farming Note

When deciding on a wormer, it is important to understand the pros and cons of each wormer group Benzimidazoles, Levamisoles and Macrocyclic Lactones. Each chemical group ...

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