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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Loose Yards

Bedding Systems & Machines Tried & Tested

Bedding Systems & Machines Tried & Tested

Following a survey of members: opinions of their bedding machines Kingshay has compiled a report which reviews the pros and cons of bedding systems, e.g. sand vs. paper v...

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Cow Comfort Report

Cow Comfort Report

As part of Kingshay's exhibit at the 'Livestock Event' and 'The Dairy Show' last year, farmers filled in a survey assessing levels of cow comfort on their farm. The Cow C...

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Effective Bedding Management

Effective Bedding Management

The Effective Bedding Management report provides a guide to choosing an alternative bedding material or managing existing cow bedding. The report includes results of the ...

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Effective Farm Lighting

Effective Farm Lighting

Lighting on a dairy farm is important for animal health and production, but can be a significant cost. This Farming Note addresses: Optimum lighting levels and hours ...

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Loose Housing - Design & Operation Farming Note

Loose Housing - Design & Operation Farming Note

Most herds have some area of loose housing, whether that is for the dry cows, youngstock or the main miking herd. Well designed and managed loose housing is great for he...

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Reducing Mastitis Pressure in Buildings

Reducing Mastitis Pressure in Buildings

Environmental mastitis pathogens are naturally present in the housed environment, but problems occur when the pathogen pressure becomes too high. This Farming Note cov...

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Sole Bruising and Sole Ulcers

Sole Bruising and Sole Ulcers

Sole bruising and sole ulcers are painful lameness conditions, and studies have shown that unfortunately once damage has been done it is unusual for cows to be fully soun...

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Youngstock Management Report

Youngstock Management Report

The young dairy heifers are the future of your herd. By planning their rearing from day one until they start their first lactation, farm profits can be improved as a resu...

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