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    Forage crop for January and February

    We will be clearing a field of oats in a few weeks.

    I would like to plant a forage crop to be eaten by ewes with lambs on them in January and February. The ewes lamb the first few weeks of...
  2. Thread: Arthritic lambs?

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    Arthritic lambs?

    We have 3 lambs that look as though they have arthritis, by the way they walk and are hunched up.

    We haven't had any like this before and not sure how to treat them. I have given them alamycin...
  3. Thread: Lame bull.

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    Lame bull.

    We were going to put the bull with the cows next week so ,unfortunately, he has gone lame today.

    If I treat him with Alamycin today, how much will his fertility be affected?

    TIA
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    Movements, 6 day rule.

    I took some sheep to market today but brought some home because they didn't make enough.

    Does this mean I can't sell anything else for at least 6 days ?

    TIA.
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    Sheep blind in one eye.

    I gathered the sheep yesterday and there was one ewe going round in circles blind in one eye. In the pen I noticed 4 or 5 others starting to go a milky colour in one eye.

    Any ideas on what...
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    Re: Sciatica and farming

    My GP told me there was a 5 month waiting list for MRI scan then there would be another 2 month waiting list for a lumbar injection if they thought it was needed.

    I had the scan privately with...
  7. Thread: Cow fertility.

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    Re: Cow fertility.

    The cows are crossbreeds, don't know about BVD, never tested for it, they all seem healthy.
  8. Thread: Cow fertility.

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    Cow fertility.

    The last few years we have had more empty suckler cows than usual. I have changed the bull for this season and will bolus the cows.

    Any advice on the best ones to use or any other advice?

    TIA
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    Re: Schemes that employ Ukrainians ?

    Thanks Vern, I'll give them a ring later
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    Schemes that employ Ukrainians ?

    I have a Ukrainian friend who currently works in horticulture there. She would like to work or study here for a season or two, are there any schemes still available ?

    T I A
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    Quad bike tyres.

    We need to replace all the tyres on the quad, which do you find the best ?
    They are 25x10-12 on the rear and 25x8-12 on the front, is it possible to put wider ones on the same rims ?

    We don't...
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    China wants to buy UK milk

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/china-business/10376454/Chinese-want-to-sell-British-milk-at-3-per-litre.html

    Anyone have any ideas on how much affect this will have ?
  13. Thread: Cattle weighing

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    Cattle weighing

    Need to update our scales and could use some advice. Currently we use some pallet weighbars under the crush linked to a digital display designed for still loads. It has been OK( ish ) but not...
  14. Re: Foot trimming/treating with a Ritchie Combi Crate??

    We've been using Footvax for a few years and rarely need to do much with their feet now.
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    Re: TRANSPORTING ANIMALS IN A PICK UP

    Obviously, a pick-up isn't comfortable enough, this is far more suitable

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7837920.stm :D
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    Re: Dm/day for small ewes ?

    Well, yes :). I haven't bought them yet so was just guessing the weights.

    I was trying to work out how many I could buy and keep over winter on the grass I have.

    Just working off the...
  17. Thread: Grass regrowth

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    Grass regrowth

    About 2 months ago we cut a large field for hay, because there was not a good crop on it I thought I would do the right thing afterwards and let it recover as much as possible before regrazing.

    2...
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    Re: Horner Shearing Crate

    I found this to be excellent and lots of other uses besides shearing and easier to fill than going up a ramp.

    http://georgemudgeshearing.co.uk/product.php?id=191
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    Dm/day for small ewes ?

    How many kg dm would small hill ewes need per day over the winter ? 50 to 60 kg. Would about 0.7kg be about right ?

    TIA
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    Abandoned pigs with no paperwork.

    I foolishly rented a couple of acres to a local girl to grow some veg on. Unknown to me she was given a couple of pigs by some hippy friends. They are earmarked but there was no paperwork done. The...
  21. Thread: gmail

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    Re: gmail

    Just had a look on my laptop, if you go to settings on Chrome, the 3 bars in the top right corner, then click on sync, it should take to a page where you can add an existing account.

    Sorry,...
  22. Thread: gmail

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    Re: gmail

    I find Chrome and Gmail work extremely well together especially when starting with a new device, it automatically syncs all your bookmarks and passwords onto the new device,

    Does it give you an...
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    Re: UK visit by John Scandrett.

    Thanks for that Murray, hope you had a good trip home.
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    Re: UK visit by John Scandrett.

    Yes, that would be good ,thanks. I'm sure there are others who might not know about them as well
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    Re: UK visit by John Scandrett.

    Thanks for that, really good website.
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