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March 2021



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SOIL – completing the carbon jigsaw

Did you take part in the Kingshay Soil Organic Carbon Research Project last year?

The aim of the project was to better understand the current soil organic carbon (SOC) levels of grassland soils and gain a better knowledge of carbon sequestration and how management practices on farm may influence carbon levels.

This report combines the key findings from the project with other research and knowledge looking at SOC on-farm. It is intended to be a practical guide for farmers wanting to improve or maintain their SOC levels in their grassland soils.

­If you want to benefit from any carbon payments in the future
– you need to take the time now to understand your soils…

Alongside this document we have added new testing to our analysis suite – Analysing your soils using our new service ‘CarbonCheck Soil Analysis with Textural Classification’ will not only allow you to see how much carbon you are sequestering, tonnes per ha. But with the %Clay results you can calculate your SOC to Clay ratio to classify your soil C as ‘very good’, ‘good’, ‘moderate’ or ‘degraded’ this will help you to make management decisions when it comes to carbon in your soils. See flier for more details. This report will help you to understand how you can play your part in climate change mitigation whilst improving the health of your soil, having a positive impact on your profitability.


march checklist

  • Mastitis in Spring Calved Cows
  • Turn Out and Supplementing Spring Grass
  • Be Prepared for Maize Drilling
  • Are you Ready for the New Financial Year?
  • NVZ Review and BPS Transfers
  • Key Dates & Milk Price Trends


We want to hear from you! - Dairy Systems, Robot & Automation Survey

Kingshay are carrying out a survey of dairy farmers across the UK, we want to understand more about your dairy herd and system, with a specific review of the current levels of automation on your farm. We also want to learn more about any intended investment in technology and automation. Whilst there is a focus on robot milked herds, we want to hear from all dairy farmers.

We aim to use the results of this survey to produce a report to give an overview of dairy systems, delve into a variety of influencing factors to gain a better understanding of dairy farm management. Furthermore, it will aim to help dairy farmers make informed decisions about investments in automation to drive forward their business.

Please complete the survey enclosed and post it to us using the Freepost envelope or online at  


This project aims to better understand attitudes towards recognising pain and treating it by the whole mobility healthcare team, including farmers, foot trimmers, veterinary technicians and vets.

Recognising and treating pain in lame dairy cows is a whole team approach - Project FEET, we are looking for dairy farmers to complete a short questionnaire about what they think of certain conditions and how they approach the treatment of various diseases. Each survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete, your responses are anonymous, however at the end there will be a chance to submit your details to be entered into a prize draw to win £100 Love2shop vouchers.

Please help Project FEET by completing the survey online