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    Slats or straw or wood chip for lambing???

    I’d say you would need a tank for calves or at least a channel along the front to catch the run off. If sheep are feed a dry diet the dung is dry and stacks up under the slats, I’d say with calves it would just run straight out the front
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    Slats or straw or wood chip for lambing???

    I’m not sure the wire mesh would suit calves? The plastic slats would be a good job for young calves I’d say
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    Slats or straw or wood chip for lambing???

    Sounds like a good plan. My pens are 8 x 16 and I put 12 clipped ewes in each one. I can only feed along one 16ft side but when clipped the 12 can just fit along it nicely
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    Slats or straw or wood chip for lambing???

    Handy looking set up
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    Slats or straw or wood chip for lambing???

    Same idea here as you know @will6910. A lot less work during winter too, not having to bed up pens. And less lameness on the slats too
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    Slats or straw or wood chip for lambing???

    1 small bale per month or for 3 months? Doesn’t sound like a lot for 3 months? You would need to do the sums and see if it’s cheaper to do a tank and a shed or no tank and a shed twice as big
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    Slats or straw or wood chip for lambing???

    Does anyone have a rough idea how much straw it takes to house a ewe for 3 months?
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    Slats or straw or wood chip for lambing???

    If only sheep on the farm and you put in a decent sized tank for slats you could also import some slurry during winter if some one near by is tight for storage space, which would then be a valuable asset come summer time and you only have to pay to draw it from your yard and not a few miles...
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    Slats or straw or wood chip for lambing???

    If you can afford to go for slats I would say you will never regret it. I have a basic slatted set up for 80-90 ewes in a fairly compact set up and I would need twice as much space if I was bedding them. I house the ewes around Christmas and lamb late March. I would use a fair bit of straw in...
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    Best sheep weigh scales

    Good to hear from someone using one. No horns here so that won’t be an issue. I would likely go for the digital clock too.
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    Best sheep weigh scales

    I liked the idea that it can be used as a 3 way drafting system, not usually available in a more basic type weigh crate. Some I’ve looked at don’t even have loops to pin a hurdle to now.
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    Best sheep weigh scales

    Does anyone have any experience of the Condon Engineering lamb weigh crate? It’s a basic type weigh crate but that’s all I need. I thought it looked quite good value at €525 (approx £485). That’s with the analog clock. I haven’t actually seen one in the flesh yet so interested to hear if anyone...
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    Db1390

    Imo that’s a better machine than a 1390. The 1394 had the edge on the 1390. Easier to use controls and a few good changes that they made for the 94 Series. It’s a nice tidy looking one. I got one recently too, it’s generally good but needs a few wee bits tidying
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    Classics Earning their keep.

    I’m talking about 2wd so which ever wheel is on the inside could turn as much as it likes could it not?? :unsure:

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