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    Can't catch my sheep

    I've been in a similar situation too. I would buy some electric fencing gear and sub divide the field into 4 paddocks. Run a water line up to the central point and stick in a plastic trough which can be slid under the elec fence to the next paddock when you move them on. Which ever paddock is...
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    CODD and other sheep ailments that pee you off

    Bought a batch of ewes and lambs in the spring which unbeknown to me brought CODD with them. Absolute nightmare to get rid of. Was initially recommended LA Alamycin which was not particularly effective. Moved onto LA Betamox which I've found very good if a sheep is caught early, although 2...
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    Lanark texel sales, today.

    There were plenty of lambs in Lanark like that unfortunately and it was pretty obvious before glancing at the catalogue to check their EBVs (if they had any). Harbro and the likes must be laughing all the way to the bank.
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    Lanark texel sales, today.

    I do quite like the simplicity of the Irish EBVs. I think it appeals to a broader base of farmers because of its simplicity. What are the accuracy levels like though? Are they still not on the low side given it being still a relatively new scheme?
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    Lanark texel sales, today.

    You're 100% correct. Some of the lambs making five figures the other day was ridiculous.
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    Lanark texel sales, today.

    Less aesthetically pleasing lambs than normal.
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    Lanark texel sales, today.

    That is a big big problem. These folk have been sucked into buying high price gimmers at winter in lamb sales. More often than not they breed lambs that don't live up to the price tag of their mother, but people keep flushing and flushing hopeing some frozen semen will click. It doesnt seem...
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    Lanark texel sales, today.

    I'm not saying you're wrong, but you're going to find difficulty persuading wealthy landowners that they can't spend whatever they want on fancy sheep and cattle. It's no different to any other person with money wanting to spend their wealth on Ferraris or horses for their own satisfaction.
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    Lanark texel sales, today.

    Texel Society Facebook page.
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    Lanark texel sales, today.

    That pretty much sums it up. But hey for those who are multi millionaires with a farm they have to get their kicks out of something.
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    Lanark texel sales, today.

    I've never really seen mouths being an issue here. For the amount of feed going into a lot of them, easy fleshing is something that seems to be missing.
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    Lanark texel sales, today.

    Trying to find a ram that will make correct shearlings is difficult. Lots of structural faults. Even the top so called breeders lambs are in short supply.
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    Lanark texel sales, today.

    I thought it is a pretty disappointing show, as poor as I've seen in a very long time. Have very few marked for tomorrow. Castlecairn will probably top the sale.
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    Lanark texel sales, today.

    Heading over this evening to see what's about. Not so keen on a lot of the lambs I've seen advertised on Facebook so far, although Proctors look like they have a fair lamb with figures to match.
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    Variable rate lime

    Yeah I appreciate that and I suppose that's where we thought the grubber would be suitable in this instance to work it well into the soil before the plough goes near it.

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