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    Tractor drawn box

    what are peoples thoughts on a Marshall livestock box with sheep decks, are they easy enough to fold up when the box is needed for cattle ??
    ino a lot of people would say get a Stuart box but the...
  2. Thread: Sheep sponge

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    Sheep sponge

    We have been pulling the sponges out of ewes today and there is one we couldn’t find at all couldnt see or feel anything
    Could it have just come out ?
    If not what will happen to the ewe could it...
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    Re: Bad start to lambing 2018

    never thought of it like that to be honest but now you mention it cade lambs seem to be making good money this year so could be a possibility
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    Re: Bad start to lambing 2018

    think that will be another line we will have to go down if the problems carry on into march, I have put the ewes separate like you say and see what comes back, many thanks for the reply
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    Re: Bad start to lambing 2018

    yes that could be a possibility tbh we have never had fluke on the farm before until this year which when have treated them for but maybe its a little too late for these few ewes, thank you very much...
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    Re: Bad start to lambing 2018

    fair enough, much appreciate the help, yeh very true might just hold on for now and see what march brings when there actually due. fingers crossed
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    Re: Bad start to lambing 2018

    yeh was hoping its just a normal year, just worrying abit with these few being born dead, would you suggest culling the ewes which have lost lambs ?
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    Bad start to lambing 2018

    hello everyone,
    don't no if people are having a similar time to me ATM but christ I am having a rough start to lambing, Not due to start until the 2nd march and already had 7 shearlings lamb with...
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    Re: Kennan feeder 100

    the Keenan had sorted itself now running sweet, sounds like that little box had got damp, cheers for the help
  10. Re: best electric sheep fencing, stranded wire or poly wire

    great thank you, seriously thinking of getting one of them RAPPA systems for the quad so might try the poly wire. yeh we always keep the batteries in top spec to keep the buggers in. cheers for the...
  11. best electric sheep fencing, stranded wire or poly wire

    just wondering what peoples thoughts are when fencing sheep, whats the best stuff to use poly wire or stranded wire
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    Re: Kennan feeder 100

    im not 100% sure what weigh system it has, yes theres 4 cables going into the box so maybe if I unplug and check each 1 like you say?
    when I first turned it on it came up with error so I checked a...
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    Kennan feeder 100

    hi I recently got a 2nd hand feeder wagon and when I turn the weigh scales on I zero it and it does but then starts counting up could this be because its empty ??? not filled it yet so maybe I'm...
  14. Re: !!!!!!!! DO NOT BUY NEW CLICK EXTRA !!!!!!!!!

    yeh I no people in the area having the same problem with this new click extra, normal I use ectofly every 6 weeks and never had any trouble but with them saying it has a 19week protection thought id...
  15. !!!!!!!! DO NOT BUY NEW CLICK EXTRA !!!!!!!!!

    I bought 2 bottles of click extra at the start of June and by august I had ewes and lambs with fly strikes. This new product was maent to have 19 weeks protection but in less than 8 weeks I started...
  16. Thread: Ram Lambs

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    Re: Ram Lambs

    ok thank you was looking at texel only grass fed
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    Ram Lambs

    looking at putting 7 month old ram lambs in with 100 ewes at tupping time just wondering what peoples opinions were on lamb rams and if its worth doing or just buy shearlings and how many ram lambs...
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    krone baler/wrapper

    has anyone had anything to do with a krone comprima CV150x baler/wrapper what are your thoughts are they any good ??
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    Re: where to get Fiona drill parts

    not really after a full drill thank you just a few bits and bobs
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    Re: where to get Fiona drill parts

    ok great thank you, will keep that in mind
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    where to get Fiona drill parts

    does anyone no where I could get some spare parts for a Fiona drill
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    Re: what age to castrate lambs with rings

    ok thank you, is there anything you can do if you can't put a band on it apart from keep it away from the ewes when its older
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    Re: what age to castrate lambs with rings

    great thank you very much for the advise much appreciated
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    Re: what age to castrate lambs with rings

    [QUOTE=Barney;278330]Within the first 7 days.[/QUOTE
    ok great thank you hand a few people show me before how to do it just wondering if theres any hints or tips on best way to do it
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    what age to castrate lambs with rings

    what is the oldest age you can put castration rings on a lambs knackers a little new to the job am I right thinking must be done in first week ?
    obviously the older the better for me learning with...
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