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    Re: Beef Cattle Selling Prices

    :D:D:D.......Is this a joke? Don't you think you might need some knowledge and experience of stockmanship, nutrition, grassland management, recognising ailments etc.etc.etc. The history of every...
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    Re: New quad or new utv?

    This is my solution. It'll go where a utv won't, cost very little and has a heater! As you can see it's well and truly kn****ered now but I put it together 7 years ago at a cost of 680 and my...
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    Re: If you were starting out in sheep now.....

    My opinion would be, if you need to ask such basis questions then you're not really to take charge of your own flock. I think this is all a bit cloud cuckoo land......Or are we talking hypotheticals?...
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    Re: Sheep lambing

    Fair enough!

    Easy care, as in minimal feeding and supervision and outdoor lambing and getting good results rather than supervision, bringing inside and feeding to get good result as you stated...
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    Re: Sheep lambing

    You've seen the photographs, it's a lot more evidence of results than anyone else is giving so that's an unfounded remark, but you believe or not
    believe anything you want. Look at them photos...
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    Re: Sheep lambing

    Just put Creedmoor into google maps and guess what came up first?................"Creedmoor Psychiatric Center":D:D:D
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    Re: Sheep lambing

    Well I know nothing of this Creedmoor, where they farm, climate or anything and I don't particularly like calling people liars but I'd take that all with a council depot full of salt;). That's taking...
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    Re: Sheep lambing

    Well that's what the good doctor calls drift lambing anyway. No, even magic sheep need a helping hand every now and again. I've always said you need to put the effort in if you want results, never...
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    Re: Sheep lambing

    Surely you must have heard of that one? MLC "sheep management matter No.3 lambing outdoors- A practical guide" by the great Dr. John Vipond no less. It's called drift lambing;). I'm making no...
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    Re: land prices after cap?

    Well you carry on believing it mate
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    Re: land prices after cap?

    This is the argument that every land owner comforts himself with, though it's not strictly true. It's a global market out there and new (agricultural) land is being "made" all the time- look at...
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    Re: Yamma?

    No, you're thinking of the A.Y.R (Agnostic Republic of Yorkshire), that will be declared early next year. The intention is then to invade the Forest of Bowland before heading north in to Westmorland...
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    Re: rent per acre on a grazing licance

    If it's through a local agent you can at least ask him what sort of rent he's expecting.....Then you can tut, suck through your teeth and shake your head:D See the agent face to face, go in low,...
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    Re: Breeding rams

    For me, this farming forum malarkey is all about kicking the hornets nest, and thrashing the ideas to cut through the hype, marketing and b**sh*t and hopefully get to see the real situation in order...
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    Re: Breeding rams

    If I'd known I was looking them I'd have walked right round! :D But yes they seemed right enough on the whole. The Wiltshires were grazing in a separate bunch. There's quite a range of size and...
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    Re: Breeding rams

    As I've probably said before (or else where) rain is the killer in terms of energy use and whilst Northumberland maybe cold-ish it's also relatively dry. It's high winter rainfall and cold driven...
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    Re: Breeding rams

    Nope, my comments have been totally and utterly consistent....And some people are more sensitive than others;). I think it's more to do with your comprehension skills then the quality of my writing....
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    Re: Breeding rams

    ....And these are the exact questions I would ask of a trusted breeder such as yourself. You never know, I might be phoning myself yet;)...I had a look round on Monday!
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    Re: Breeding rams

    Shoot the messenger (the "your" was a collective "your" not you personally). You're the one that's moaning that most breeders select tups on size alone, you've got to ask yourself why.....Or are...
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    Re: Breeding rams

    That's because no one trusts your EBVs, and whilst you may aspire to "curve benders" , at this stage in the main, that is all it is, an aspiration.
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    Re: Breeding rams

    I agree, I don't think your observations go against my posts, to produce bigger carcase weights and keep fat down go for the bigger tup, what ever weight that maybe. The question is: Was the growth...
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    Re: Breeding rams

    Firstly, I'm not trying to cast any aspersions on you or your sheep, but how can you be sure the sheep are keeping up with the texel lambs? If the singles grow faster than the twins then obviously...
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    Re: Breeding rams

    There's no disputing the life shortening point and as I said, I'm no fan of heavy fed tups but even comparing tups as lambs "on grass" you're just seeing and comparing the mother's milking ability...
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    Re: Breeding rams

    Any sire is only as good as the ewes milk supply and the ground the ewes and lambs are kept on. Without milk and good grass you could buy the best sire in the world and you'd still end up with crap...
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    Re: Sheep eatin to much

    Wait for it.........I agree with NeilO!!!!!!:D:cool:
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