He’s been mentioned in threads here before, a true legend. Had the privilege of meeting him and hearing him give a talk not long before he died. We’ll never see the likes of him again, though I should imagine he wasn’t the easiest to live with!
Stretch as much as possible. If you can kneel down, reach your arms out on the floor in front of you and sink down slowly, stretching your back out for 30 seconds to a minute at least.
Ibuprofen will help reduce any swelling on a nerve.
We’ve had a lot this year. Alamycin 200 here and the vets have said they’ll build up an immunity to it, but we’ve had several reoccurring and young lambs affected too. Not much help to you I’m afraid, and I’ll be interested in replies, but at least you know you’re not the only one with it.
My main machine is a Lucas Castor. Haven’t used other makes but really like it. Use it for round and 6 string bales for feed and bedding. Most of my bedding is rush/grass 6 string bales and I don’t really know how else I could use them. I do use a loader mounted rotating spike for feeding round...
Stockholm tar here too, mostly on the neck. Badgers usually go for the brain here and leaves the rest. Not sure the spray has such a strong smell, but it’s a lot easier to use.
Some people recommend orange flashing road lights.
That’s a combination of cooking and taste preference though isn’t it?
Give me slow cooked hogget over young lamb any day, in fact the best sheep meat I’ve ever had was our own mutton at Christmas slow cooked for 9 hours in red wine. Fantastic flavour in my opinion, but perhaps wouldn’t suit others?
So do you think the wholesale butcher that I directly supply is going to pay me more because the shops will charge more, or pay me less because the market price dropped last Monday? The latter I suspect, therefore the margins for those after me in the chain increase, while mine drops.