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  1. Thread: Sheep!

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    Re: Sheep!

    I like to get them up to 1.25kg per day in 2 0r 3 feeds for 70kg ewe smaller ewes maybe 1kg . Many people double dip navels eg at birth and a couple of hours later and is your iodine 10%...
  2. Re: To creep or not to creep..... that is my question

    Since you are not trying to get your lambs to max weight for a set date then no creep will be ok just take longer , yes it will be harder on the ewes but if you are not selling them all fat once...
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    Re: dead lamb, worms suspected..

    Hope you have at least spoken to your vet , since no scouring and anaemia and 1-2cm long worms then I would guess Haemonchus Contortus . Just to cover base's do you have a history or treatment...
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    Re: Enzovax - ram introduction

    States 4 wks before on the data sheet ,so I would phone either my vet or the manufactures technical help line
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    Re: Colbalt deficiency or Fluke?

    Maybe your yellow wormer is not working a quick FEC would tell you lots , a simple PM on the liver would show up fluke ( I cut open every dead sheep and check the liver , takes 5 mins ) , Cobolt...
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    Re: Ewe Lameness

    Arthritis from some previous joint damage ?
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    Re: Shearling ewe - Mucky back end

    No cost in just talking to your vet , can't see a change of wormer from ORAMEC making a difference , you could pay for FEC including fluke and rumen fluke , personally from your description I...
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    Re: Best sheep pour on?

    CLIKZIN 7days and 8weeks protection
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    Re: Penning Ewes and Lambs in the field.

    Yes iv'e used it in the past and it works , the hessian also looks like a solid wall , on youtube you can see new Zealand tailing crews using hessian . The red plastic might work if it holds...
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    Re: Newbie with tiny mule lamb

    Probably both in the one side and she didn't get her share of placenta
  11. Thread: Hobbles

    by cheviot 53
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    Re: Hobbles

    You are applying pressure to the spine which is what happens when you lift the tail up , the rope won't make her sore as it will only be on while you milk her . if you have a dairy farmer near ask if...
  12. Thread: Hobbles

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    Re: Hobbles

    only ever used a rope not sure a flat strap would apply enough pressure or are you thinking of using a ratchet aswell
  13. Thread: Hobbles

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    Re: Hobbles

    The problem is you've got to put them on and off ? have you tried a rope around her body just in front of the udder and over her back , tighten to apply pressure , the original Kick Bar !
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    Re: Sheep with liver fluke

    Flukiver is gentler on damaged livers than Fasinex
  15. Thread: Sheep tags

    by cheviot 53
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    Re: Sheep tags

    Having used most tags on the market over many years , settled on Shearwell SET TAGS ,and if you buy 200 + pairs then you get free replacements for life ( you still get the odd one ripped out )
  16. Thread: weedwiping

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    Re: weedwiping

    The sensor reacts faster than a person can , had ours for 4yrs and the sensor was not working for a while waiting for spares and we fitted a switch but the carpets got soaked and dripped constantly ,...
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    Re: Not an April Fool, rather a Super Ewe.

    5 crop highlander x hill northie 2 set quads 3 sets trips
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    Re: Aberdale/Abertex X Mules

    What about SWIFTER or BELCLARE ? both look interesting
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    Re: Aberdale/Abertex X Mules

    Builth wells
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    Re: Aberdale/Abertex X Mules

    They also purchased the supreme ch BFL ram lamb with a high index, I would guess the charolais also had high index . You can only lease aberdale rams . HIGHLANDERS have finn nzt and...
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    Re: Aberdale/Abertex X Mules

    QUOTE from catalogue - rams have been evaluated on innovis's own system ,based on the same scientific principles as the national scheme operated by signet . These EBVs are only comparable within the...
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    Re: cross border collie

    Had a jack Russell that was pretty good at moving sheep , hauliers had a jack Russell that was great loading and unloading sheep on the lorry , neighbour has a collie x Russell that when young...
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    Re: Aberdale/Abertex X Mules

    You pays your money you takes your chance , signets within flock recording only tells you what is the best in that flock on that farm under that management , mostly small flocks , at least innovis...
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    Re: Aberdale/Abertex X Mules

    NO they use in house recording system , they record a few things that signet doesn't
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    Re: Aberdale/Abertex X Mules

    I think the original importation came from new Zealand into Scotland sort of 12 -15 yrs ago ,when innovis took over they used some welsh blood in the line , not sure what brecnock ? , since then...
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