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Calf Jackets Tried & Tested

30 March 2015

Calf Jackets Tried & Tested

Kingshay’s latest Tried & Tested trial is focussing on calf jackets. As part of this report, we want to find out whether you've considered calf jackets and if you're using them, how successful you've found them. We would really appreciate it if...

Latest from Kingshay

18 March 2015

Latest from Kingshay

At Kingshay . . . Richard organised a very successful meeting of the ‘European Dairy Farmers – UK Club’ in Cheshire on the theme ‘Dairying Systems for a Volatile Market’.  The meeting included visits to three progressive dairy farms with ...

Soil Conference and Focus Days

25 February 2015

Soil Conference and Focus Days

A series of Focus days and a Soil conference will take part in March, featuring Gary Zimmer, a Wisconsin dairy farmer & pioneer of practical methods to improve fertility.   The first unsponsored 2 day practical soil conference held b...

Survey shows better maize seed choice could pay

11 February 2015

Survey shows better maize seed choice could pay

Two-thirds of maize growers could have achieved an average yield 10% higher last year by selecting premium varieties, according to a recent Kingshay survey of maize growers. Only one third of maize growers chose varieties ranking in the top eight ...

Maize Training Days

01 December 2014

Maize Training Days

The Maize Growers Association (MGA) is running two "Maize Training Days" this December. On Thursday 11th December in Pilton, Somerset and Monday 15th December in Churton, Chester. For more information, and to book a place, take a look at their...

New Costings Website Launched!!

11 November 2014

New Costings Website Launched!!

Kingshay have designed a new website for Dairy Manager Costings with improved usability which enables you to save data on every page. If you are still sending your data into the Kingshay office, why not have a go at entering your figures online next...

Help us with our maize survey!

31 October 2014

Help us with our maize survey!

We have created a short survey about maize crops this year to find out which varieties were being grown, what yields were like, and how drilling date and region affected harvest date. We’d greatly appreciate it if as many members as possible could ...

Latest from Kingshay

09 October 2014

Latest from Kingshay

At Kingshay . . . Maize harvesting of this year’s variety trial is well underway.  The Ilminster site was harvested on the 29th September with yields ranging from 15-23t freshweight per acre.  Full details of dry matter yields and crop quality w...

September Newsletter

17 September 2014

September Newsletter

Our latest newsletter features articles on: Fertility focus: Are your costs mounting up? Dairy Manager update 2014’s forage boom First Milk farmers visit to IBERS Musings of a Kingshay consultant New associate profile View the ...

The Kingshay Trophy

28 August 2014

The Kingshay Trophy

The Kingshay Trophy is awarded each year by the Royal Agricultural University to the student with the best dairy related dissertation. This year's winner was Emily Mitchem for her feed trial study into the effect that Nutritionally Improved Straw had...

Livestock Event draw winner

28 August 2014

Livestock Event draw winner

Our Livestock Event draw winner, Matthew Rowe, Great Tredinnick, Liskeard receives a hamper of Somerset produce from Kingshay MD Duncan Forbes  Matthew and his family run a herd of 400 year round calving Holsteins. The herd which is grazed in the s...

Welsh Grass Value Project Report

15 August 2014

Welsh Grass Value Project Report

Kingshay have worked with the Dairy Development Centre at Gelli Aur to analyse the data and write a report on their three year project, evaluating the value of grass in Wales. The project, which received European and Welsh government funding, focu...