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    Livestock

    Better start a livestock photos thread I think.

    Ewes in late January



    Ewes today (first lambs due Friday 22nd)

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    They look fit to burst, triplets all round?

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    Don't know how many they're carrying, as the guy that does the scanning locally can't be bothered with coming to our small flock, but they aren't fat by condition scoring, and we normally get mostly twins, with some singles and occasionally triplets.
    It all adds to the excitement of the synchronised lambing weekend: "guess the number of lambs" based on looks beforehand, is remarkably random. Regulating feed via condition scoring does result in a nice tight range of birth weights though: 3.5 to 4.5 kg, and we rarely have difficult lambings these days

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    ewe lambs on turnips, looking a bit under the weather, due to the weather!


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    Here's Chalky....popping up to say hello


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    Blondoway calf

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    and again

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlieboy View Post
    Blondoway calf

    Like that one!

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    The prangry (pround and angry) mumma

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    Thanks its quite the nicest colour one I have ever had I think outta the above dun.

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    Another cow and calf outfit

    Pat x (lakeland x border)

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    If you still like your Galloways how about making some well shaped blonde / dun Riggits?

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    I do like them have kept an odd one out of all sorts the last year or two where I been criss crossing with two blondies but jesus there are some wild ones, really wanted to buy 20 things with a conti calf beside them, but intrested in anything that can eat grass really. I suppose I should make finding a new bull top of the list tho sensibly.

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    Just some pics taken since the turn of the year.
    If in doubt, yank it out!

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    Taken last Autumn, about to start gather gimmers on the hill:

    Another in the snow last week:

    If in doubt, yank it out!

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    Testing oor Heilan' coos at end of last year.

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    Nice looking Highland Coo's

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    Quote Originally Posted by massey575 View Post
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    Nice looking Highland Coo's
    Yes, I'm no judge of cattle, but they do look well. I think I wan't rubber grips on those handlebars though.

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    Feeding time again, first ration of the year.


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    Some are showing signs of having been tupped.

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    Very funny, where's the smiley with the middle finger going up

    Grass is non existent though, cold here, dry, not much forecast to give confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGalway View Post
    Very funny, where's the smiley with the middle finger going up

    Grass is non existent though, cold here, dry, not much forecast to give confidence.

    Blackies looking well John.

    Weather is same here, we have no grass either. Could be worse though - i could be starting lambing outdoors on the first of March.......... oh bugger
    If in doubt, yank it out!

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    Thanks, they got high energy buckets while they were with the ram, then I put out a couple of mineral buckets on the hill. They seem to have held very well. Though I had a lot of lameness on the hill which is extremely unusual. should be lambing on the 17th IF I have my dates right, if not, then a week later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massey575 View Post
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    Nice looking Highland Coo's
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    Yes, I'm no judge of cattle, but they do look well. I think I wan't rubber grips on those handlebars though.
    Thanks for your kind comments. We did make sure when we started the fold that we bought from the top end of the market (not saying that high prices make good coos- but we were very selective) and we did make sure that they were good on their legs and good walkers which did rule out a few fancy looking girls.

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    Not mine sadly but something I hope to achieve soon. A Riggit marked cow with Riggit marked Galloway calf

    This couple is from a breeder in Germany "Hohenstein"

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    Beautiful jp can see why you'd want one! I didn't know that riggit came in black. Is riggit dominent or do you have to breed like to like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladycrofter View Post
    Beautiful jp can see why you'd want one! I didn't know that riggit came in black. Is riggit dominent or do you have to breed like to like?
    Riggit and red are recessive - double challenge

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    Love your white Galloways JP. Are they as long lasting as the Black Galloways?

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    Re: Livestock

    That day the sun came out last week, pregnant ewes on the downs:


    Proof the sun shone at least once this autumn:

    This years ewe lambs after weaning:

    Lleyn ewes with Lleyn x Wilts Horn lambs at foot:

    Looking at those you'd never know what a crappy, wet year its been...

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