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    Re: Lambs with no eyes

    You didn't say what breed they are?
    Like Socksitis, my initial thought was in-breeding.
    But I wasn't aware of the problem with the Texels.
    I would investigate those two avenues first.
    What a...
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    Re: Drinking Raw Milk From Tb Hot Spots

    "Would you drink raw milk from areas of high Tb incidents?"

    No!
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    Re: The Trials & Tribulations caused by Tourists

    I don't suppose for one moment the BMW driver thought that vehicles as large as yours would be using the track.
    He has left enough room for cars to pass.
    You need to ask the owner of the holiday...
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    Re: Schmallenberg in cattle

    From what people are saying, from their own personal experiences, it doesn't seem so.
    Certainly LIFELONG immunity is a huge claim so early on in this disease's history. IMO
  5. Re: How far do you trust your dog's judgement???

    I think that you were right to trust your dog's instinct.
    They are incredible little beings with senses far more acute than ours.
    Whatever it was she picked up on, you were right to listen.
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    Re: Lamb eye lids turned in

    I agree with Mongrel, above.
    It is genetic.
    Don't hire the same ram again.
    And inform the owners.
    They shouldn't be hiring out rams which are genetically pre-disposed to entropion.
    But if no-one...
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    Re: badgers and bTB

    http://farmingforum.co.uk/forums/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by matbrojoehttp://farmingforum.co.uk/forums/images/buttons/viewpost-right.pngit's interesting that hedgehogs have...
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    Re: sheep losses at lambing

    Well done VSS!
    And thank you for balancing things up a bit.
    Nice to have something positive to focus on.
    Hope the shearling tup gets sorted.
    If the temperatures would just life a little, all that...
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    Re: how do you put a value on this

    I feel for you.
    Terrible.
    The only similar experience I have had was when the Hunt hounds came through my yard when I was February lambing a few years ago.
    I keep a small closed flock, and they...
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    TEMPORARY CHANGES TO FALLEN STOCK RULES

    I am a bit confused ........
    I don't understand the recent relaxation in fallen stock rules.
    I thought that animals were not to be buried any more for biosecurity reasons. ??
    So why is it OK to...
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    Re: Bat Survey??

    Bats aren't the end of the world.
    Once you know where they are, you can work around them.
    Demolition will be limited to certain times of year.
    And when you re-build, you can build in replacement...
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    Re: Morning addition.......

    What about FELDSPAR ? - it's a form of moonstone.
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    Re: enzootic abortion ??

    Seems too much of a coincidence that two lots of ewe lambs from farm A have had problems.
    It may be nothing to do with you, but more to do with how they were produced and what their metabolisms are...
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    Re: joint ill treatment

    "But these blanket uses of ab's are what they are trying to move people away from. It's considered a factor in the problem of ab resistance."
    "Point taken, but after a big infection a few years back...
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    Re: Next winters straw

    If you cut oil seed rape high in the field, leaving long standing stalks, these can been second cut low down and the stalks used for a straw substitute. There is a contractor around here who does a...
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    Re: insurance alternatives

    I use these guys, and they've always been very helpful.
    Having said that, I am only a smallholding, and I've never had to make a claim.
    Might be worth a phone call though?
    They are based in Wales....
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    Re: badgers and bTB

    For Dave N in Germany,
    Very simplified explanation - short version.....
    Badgers and their setts are protected by law.
    The original protection orders were put on (in part) because of a horrific...
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    Re: COLD WET AND SNOW WARNINGS AGAIN?

    Every cloud has a silver lining, as they say .....
    I have spent 45 minutes this morning watching the most beautiful barn owl hunting over our fields.
    No doubt, the poor thing is hungry and finding...
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    Re: Schmallenberg in cattle

    Also, presumably the companies developing vaccines will need infected animals which have produced antibodies to copy from?
    Or doesn't it work like that?
    Where is Matthew when you need him ?!?! ;)
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    Re: Schmallenberg in cattle

    Before you do anything too hasty, isn't it thought that an animal which has been infected is protected against infection for the following year (although any longer than that not yet proven)?? She...
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    Re: Switzerland and Germany bTB situation

    "Management of wildlife disease can be classified into four basic categories: prevention, control, eradication, and doing nothing (laissez faire) [25, 37]. The issue of TB in wildlife cuts across a...
  22. Thread: Twitter

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    Re: Twitter

    I use twitter to keep up with news and developments. I use my Facebook for friends, but Twitter tends to be more 'serious'. I 'follow' organisations like DEFRA, the Environment Agency, BBC breaking...
  23. Thread: Fly tipping

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    Re: Fly tipping

    I don't know why the councils charge people for taking rubbish to the tip. Even businesses. They could simply put a levy on their business tax to cover rubbish disposal. Surely it is better to...
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    Re: Switzerland and Germany bTB situation

    Thank you. Will read and digest with great interest.
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    Re: Rent Reviews.

    Did he come, Phil?
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