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    Easycare sheep experiment

    Think I could manage a bit earlier as I don't have many outdoor lambing ewes yet so plenty of ground to run them on at that time of year when cattle aren't out yet, weather could be the issue rather than grass. Wasn't much grass on field when they went in a week before lambing, maybe should have...
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    Easycare sheep experiment

    I have them at 10 per acre on a bare field. How many singles per acre should I have?
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    Easycare sheep experiment

    I have only 4 easycares left to lamb and apart from the last few they have lambed very well on their own etc. Now at the end of lambing, the lambs are starting to get quite big and some have needed a pull. I started lambing on the 1st of April. I take it the bigger lambs are due to more grass...
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    Easycare sheep experiment

    First year having easycares and outdoor lambing. Didn't want to go buying tups so just used a beltex and a Charollais as it's what we had. Beltex lambs have a lot of get up and go. Charollais are a bit weaker and wool cover is poor
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    Easycare sheep experiment

    Beltex sired single out of this easycare ewe lamb this morning
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    Lambing pens per hundred sheep

    About 35 pens for 400 ewes lambing in march for about 6 weeks. Plenty of pens apart from the busiest week when we could do with about 50
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    Calf rearing

    What sort of weight are the blues going into and at what age? Inside all the time?
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    Narrow feed passage

    This saves a lot of forking in and costs nothing
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    Scanning 2021

    Interesting, so keeping twins is the way to go then it seems
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    Scanning 2021

    I also wonder wether only breeding from twins would work, anybody any knowledge of this? I did hear once that twinning isn't very heritable so won't be passed on to offspring very strongly?
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    Easycare sheep experiment

    From what out of interest? Mismothering?
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    Easycare sheep experiment

    They don't. I am using them as terminal sires over easycares
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    Easycare sheep experiment

    Currently have 400 indoor lambing mules and texel/mules. I bought 15 sucked hoggets and 25 ewe lambs to try over the next year. Ewe lambs purchased for £105 weighing roughly 45kg in September and sucked hoggets for £150 at around 60-65kg. Tupped half with Charollais and other half to beltex...
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    (Northern) Irish farm words

    'Quer' - not sure how to spell it Example - 'Thats a quer big cow' 'That is a very big cow'
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