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Heifers at Turnout

Heifers at Turnout

Consistent growth throughout their early years is essential to ensure heifers calve in at the most economical age at first calving of 24 months, but all too often turnout...

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IBR (Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis) Farming Note

IBR (Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis) Farming Note

IBR is an acute viral disease characterised by inflammation and necrosis of the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract which can lead to fatal pneumonia. With th...

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Improving Immunity Farming Note

Improving Immunity Farming Note

Kingshay Dairy Costings show that 40% of cows culled were as a direct result of health factors. This represents a significant avoidable loss, whilst health issues can als...

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January Checklist

January Checklist

The January checklist covers: Regenerative Farming was the Buzzword for 2021 Do you have weekly meetings? Farming Equipment & Technology Fund Deadline M...

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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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Kingshay Calf Jackets Tried & Tested Report

Kingshay Calf Jackets Tried & Tested Report

In response to member queries about calf jackets and their efficacy, we carried out a Tried & Tested survey and trial in early 2015. The survey was completed by a sam...

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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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Maximising the Value of Every Calf

Maximising the Value of Every Calf

An increasing number of processors are introducing plans to encourage farmers to phase out calf euthanasia of healthy, young bull calves. Such a move is undoubtedly the r...

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May Checklist

May Checklist

These Checklists are only available to members

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Mechanical Ventilation

Mechanical Ventilation

Good building ventilation is vital to remove the huge amounts of heat and moisture produced by cows every day. Failure to get it right can lead to heat stress and higher ...

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Mycoplasma Farming Note

Mycoplasma Farming Note

Mycoplasma is a bacterial infection and a major cause of calf pneumonia in the UK. Usually introduced via bought-in cattle, it is not instantly recognisable. Mycoplasma i...

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NSAIDs for Pain Management in Cattle

NSAIDs for Pain Management in Cattle

Prompt recognition and treatment of disease are essential to reduce pain in cattle and promote cow welfare. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are an importan...

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