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  1. Ysgythan

    Keeping tup lambs

    look, I’ll sell you a tup.
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    What are the breeds of these sheep?

    no, if I was guessing I’d say the first photo was taken on the Gower, the second on Betws Mountain, the third also on the Gower and the fourth in Rhandirmwyn.
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    What are the breeds of these sheep?

    1 Welsh x Hardy Speckle 2 Welsh Mountain 3 Suffolk x Beulah 4 Beulah
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    Vorn Yardstick

    In fact I remember some memorable comments on Facebook, what you might called unsolicited opinions, pressing a few buttons :joyful:
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    Vorn Yardstick

    not backward in coming forward was he
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    Pedigree Beltex Sheep

    1. Best concentrate to feed housed Beltex? ratios, quantity etc. bog standard 16% cake and sugar beet 1:1 Singles - high energy lick like Lifeline Twins - 1/2lb per head x2 daily Triplets - 3/4lb per head x2 daily 2. Best supplements, licks etc. for Beltex? lifeline or similar 3. Breeding...
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    Clun forest sheep

    They’re horrendously inbred and have terrible mouths. So the ideal candidate for crossing with a BFL.
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    Making a living from sheep and sucklers

    On a small run you need high value units. High input, high output. Add value where you can. Probably perigee stock or high end breeding stock at least.
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    Empty shearlings at scanning

    have I stumbled across the Yorkshireman sketch?
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    Empty shearlings at scanning

    In young sheep or first timers there is a bit of slack. Genuine low fertility is hard to hide in older sheep, but there’s too many variables in shearlings to cull automatically in my view. Having said that, we don’t lamb ewe lambs, but they are teased over winter. They’re given an armchair ride...
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    Empty shearlings at scanning

    Bingo!
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    Empty shearlings at scanning

    how long have the tups been out? If you don’t give them a good 30 days you may just be culling late lambers.
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    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    they don’t care. They literally couldn’t give a sh!t. Travel stress is a human phenomenon. A few basic requirements and welfare isn’t an issue.
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    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    So to stop that (which let’s face it is no skin off our nose) we shoot ourselves in the rubbish? Brilliant...
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    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    jesus if its that’s easy can’t we send a car full to chat him up?
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    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    As a beneficiary of government contracts in the past who has answers any amount of consultations I can honestly say that you might as well type it on here if you think they will take notice of a single reply.
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    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    and add the ridiculousness of internal sea crossings in Britain and Ireland being longer than the channel crossing...
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