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    Sheep winter housing

    Seems reasonable would cost nearly double in straw working on what’s been discussed further up the thread. Would that price include the beams? What sort of distance can the beams span without being propped in the middle?
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    Sheep winter housing

    that’s it that’s what we’ve used them for and while they’re on tack as a top up. But if they were housed they would have haylage fed every day so no reason why they couldn’t have rolls instead of feed blocks
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    Sheep winter housing

    Our scanning is not overly amazing around 150%mark as run hill type ewes and when out wintering just tend to give them feed blocks and haylage, they seem to do ok, as trying to stay as close to a forage based system
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    Sheep winter housing

    @Nithsdale Farmer Haven’t looked into slats although that sounds like a good option. it’s a tenanted farm on a short term tenancy so looking at low investment... @MDL POWERUP are slats easy to install on level type one barn floors? And would there be a market for the slats if we were to loose...
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    Sheep winter housing

    Morning all, just working out plans for winter grazing this year, a bit a head but nice to know what options we have. in a moderate winter our ground is completely saturated from January - March, we have an abundance of sheds so are toying with the ideas of winter housing our ewes from couple of...
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    Meatlinc ram over white faced welsh ewes

    @neilo probably all go through the market, in short just want an easy lambing tup fast growth And lambs to look of better carcass quality than welsh.. meatLincs look fairly similar to a Charolais anyway. Might be better to use a pure and hope for some hybrid vigour
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    Meatlinc ram over white faced welsh ewes

    sounds like ideal tup then what ewes do you and your neighbour run?
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    Meatlinc ram over white faced welsh ewes

    We’re Based in Gloucestershire, lambing will be mid March, Last thing we’d want is to be pulling loads of lambs..
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    Meatlinc ram over white faced welsh ewes

    Hi, new to this forum so please go easy.. ? I’m wanting to run some draft welsh ewes to breed some fat lambs. ideally after a ram thats lambs are quick to suck and hardy as we’re lambing outdoors it would be a bonus if lambs have fast growth rates and actually worth something at market unlike...
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