Skip to: main navigation | main content | sitemap | accessibility page

 
 

Knowledgebase

Save money - join today

 

Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Milk Contracts

A2 Milk Farming Note

A2 Milk Farming Note

Most herds produce milk containing two types of beta casein, A1 and A2, however there is a small minority who are intolerant to the A1 protein. A2 milk is produced by co...

Read More

Butterfat Farming Note

Butterfat Farming Note

The financial incentive for butterfat levels is highly variable and will depend on milk contract. For most contracts, increasing butterfat percentage must not be at the ...

Read More

Fats in Rations Farming Note

Fats in Rations Farming Note

The use of fat supplements is increasingly common in UK dairy diets, particularly in TMR fed higher yielding herds. Fats have a very high energy density but are also rela...

Read More

FPD - Freezing Point Depression

FPD - Freezing Point Depression

Freezing Point Depression (FPD) is a test used to measure extraneous water in milk. The freezing point of milk is usually in the range of -0.512oC to -0.550oC with an ave...

Read More

Getting The Most From Your Parlour Chemicals

Getting The Most From Your Parlour Chemicals

Expanding dairy export markets and increasing consumer interest means processors are tightening up on milk quality standards, which means an effective parlour circulation...

Read More

Keeping Bacteria Out of Milk

Keeping Bacteria Out of Milk

This issue of DAIRY insight looks at the importance of keeping bacteria out of milk, from a farm, processor and consumer point of view. It examines the main causes of hig...

Read More

Maximising Returns from the Increasing Milk Price Farming Note

Maximising Returns from the Increasing Milk Price Farming Note

With milk prices finally increasing and quota less of a restriction, now could be the time to look at ways to increase litres soil and maximise returns. Balanced against ...

Read More

Milk Protein Farming Note

Milk Protein Farming Note

Milk protein often has greater financial benefits than butterfat within payment schemes, although protein percentage is less variable and harder to manipulate. Milk prote...

Read More

Promoting Milk

Promoting Milk

Promoting milk to the public is something that both industry organisations and individual farmers can – and many say, should – be doing. This insight publication look...

Read More