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    Re: Ram Semen Collection Places in UK?

    To export sheep semen I the AI centre has to be Licensed by Defra. I am pretty sure that of their 3 working bases only the Innovis centre at Bromsborrow near Malvern is now a registered collection...
  2. Thread: very ill lamb

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    Re: very ill lamb

    Twisted gut?
  3. Thread: Breeding rams

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    Re: Breeding rams

    The general assumption here and elsewhere is that producing grass fed rams as opposed to superstuffed monsters is a good thing and therefor the only issue for someone going down this novel "grass...
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    Re: Lleyn ewes + suffolk ram?

    As ever I will try to be the diplomat:) I honestly am unaware of anyone using our rams in direct comparison with wedgy Charolais tups on ewe lambs so I can not give you a proper answer ( although we...
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    Re: Lleyn ewes + suffolk ram?

    Our NZ EasyRam Suffolks do bear a striking resemblance to the Suffolks my Dad bought in the 50s, when we started our flock. They have less bone smaller heads but big bodies, as one would expect since...
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    Re: UK visit by John Scandrett.

    John Scandrett was speaking at a meeting of the All Grass Wintering Group yesterday in Dorset. As I understand it he just has done 2 meetings for Eblex while he is over in Europe attending...
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    Re: Kiwi Suffolk breeders

    If I understand you correctly then I am in agreement 100%.The real issue as I see it is "will heavily concentrate fed rams reproduce their performance if used in a grass only system."? I remember...
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    Re: Kiwi Suffolk breeders

    My only problem was how Richard's initials had changed to DG;)
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    Re: royal welsh show detour

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    They looked excellent. The Suffolk Society should ask you to supply lambs for all their stands down this end of the world.;)
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    Re: Kiwi Suffolk breeders

    No we seem to be selling to very different clients compared to pre 2006 when we sold our UK Suffolks. A lot of the "new clients" had already given up using Suffolks due to management issues but still...
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    Re: Kiwi Suffolk breeders

    Oh dear - I have resisted rising to the bait for a day but can contain myself no longer:rolleyes: My family ran a UK Suffolk flock for over 50 years before it was sold in in 2005 and, whilst the...
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    Re: Kiwi Suffolk breeders

    Yes GO is a man of many talents including Stand Erector and Brusher upper !!
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    Re: Kiwi Suffolk breeders

    John Scott at Fearn Farm is using our genetics 100%. He will have some ram lambs in his on farm sale which I think will be next month
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    Re: GLOBAL OVINE MEETINGS

    She sais "I do - the sheep are much easier to manage than a man" I think she is referring to one specific man????
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    Re: GLOBAL OVINE MEETINGS

    This was put up by Mrs EasyRam. It has been a slightly challenging week for us both due to my leaving my mobile at home when we set off on Wednesday morning. I missed plenty of messages and Mrs ER...
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    Re: GLOBAL OVINE MEETINGS

    [QUOTE=easyram1;179003]Hi Folks this is just a gentle reminder that GO has arrived and we are due to star his various meetings tomorrow Wednesday 10 July near Swansea at Alan Jacobs farm at SA6 5RX...
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    Re: GLOBAL OVINE MEETINGS

    GLOBAL OVINE WILL AND ROBYN HULME WILL BE ON FARMING TODAY DURING THE NEXT WEEK AND WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN. WE WILL NOT BE ON TOMORROW MORNING (FRIDAY) AS ORIGINALLY PREDICTED.
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    GLOBAL OVINE MEETINGS

    Hi Folks this is just a gentle reminder that GO has arrived and we are due to star his various meetings tomorrow Wednesday 10 July near Swansea at Alan Jacobs farm at SA6 5RX starting at 1.00 pm. On...
  19. OPEN MEETINGS FOR SHEEP FARMERS WITH GLOBAL OVINE

    Murray Rohloff, better known on the Forum as Global Ovine, is going to be in the UK for the rest of July and EasyRams have organised a series of meetings at which he will be speaking. Murray was...
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    Re: Why did suffolks go out of popularity?

    The reasons for the decline in popularity of the traditional Suffolk have been described by many contributors already. The speed of that decline has been truly amazing with the Suffolk siring about...
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    Re: Lleyn crosses.

    Thanks for the endorsement! We have been selling our EasyRam NZ Suffolks to Lleyn breeders since our first selling season in 2007. Most have been used as terminal sires but an increasing number of...
  22. Thread: scabivax

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    Re: scabivax

    +1 We have used a bottle over many weeks late in season and never a problem. I assume that if lamb is getting a scab along the scratch line after a few days then the vaccine is working OK
  23. Thread: Lamb orf

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    Re: Lamb orf

    We would be exactly the same. Our intial orf attack came after we had an on farm sale of in lamb ewes. Kept nice field of grass as car park and then after sale in mid november put the retained ewes...
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    Re: Freezing/defrosting colostrum

    In the good old days when we had a flock of ewes who normally did not have enough colostrum we used to get copws colostrum off a neighbour and freeze it in plastic 2 litre bottles as you describe....
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