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  1. irish dom

    Scanning time

    There are some great scans here but also some very ordinary ones with big overfat ewes. Lambs were traded earlier and sheep got too heavy pre tupping.
  2. irish dom

    Feeding in-wintered ewes

    Gonna rush out with a bag to mine just in case they're feeling unloved the poor wee darlings 😂
  3. irish dom

    Feeding in-wintered ewes

    Cant have been that good. I keep my singles on closest thing to bare clay pre lambingand they are still too fat. There are boys l know that only feed silage and turn out a fortnight before lambing. No meal bill at all
  4. irish dom

    ABP payments

    Factory agent told me 5 grand a week NEVER gets cashed in the factory we use. People dying getting sick or somehow fordetting all about it(WTF)
  5. irish dom

    Sheep scanning courses

    I train the odd person here and there. Gnt them to get a batch of early lambing ewes. I scan them at around 70 days and get the trainee to mark them on the far side. Then we keep running them through over and over honing teir technique until they match up with my scan. Its how i was taught by a...
  6. irish dom

    Scanning time

    Some absolutely super scans over here the last week. Lots 200% plus and it will only get better I always find. But of course the rubbish scans are at the same farms. Its all feeding IMO
  7. irish dom

    Scanning time

    Thats as good as you can get. The conclusion is he is dead on accurate
  8. irish dom

    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    There was no headage in 2013 its been gone for quite sometime. The rubbish that was sent here wasnt worth bedding with but it war either that or starve. You have a huge amount of arable land over there and cheap by products that we can only dream of. It was a once off disaster but you still...
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    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    That stuff stays fresh in Irish hearts and minds. Remember that the problem with the border in Ireland was caused by the British stealing the country persecuting its people and not handing it all back causing a bitter civil war and misery and hardship for millions of people. Its simple history...
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    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    Love to know where you get your facts and figures. Dlring the spring of 2013 there was a fodder crisis in Ireland due to disastrous weather conditions. There was a sub given to haulage companies to draw in mostly poor quality hay and straw from England. The farmer then paid extortionate prices...
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    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    Point taken but remember Irish beef is always way behind british price. And also remember that britain has historically needed Irish beef to feed your vast population. Also remember that the british stole our beef and grain during the the famine while people died in their millions so off that...
  12. irish dom

    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    You mean what happens every week for as long as anyone can remember? Factories use imports from uk to drive down local price. A massive percentage of northern lambs are killed south of the border. If this stupid poorly thought idea occurs this will hinder the british trade whereas i can see...
  13. irish dom

    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    Maybe thats it. Can't make head nor tail of it myself
  14. irish dom

    Next bull for suckler herd

    Glad you have sociable Salers. I scan quite a few pure and crossbred saler cows ( few thousand) and i would have a limo over them any day. They are very dangerous cattle to handle as they would walk through you and have no fear. Saying that i would love a pen of those lovely orange char x calves...
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    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    Well we should object to British stock coming in here for killing in their thousands but it seems we wont have to as you have been led up the garden path by your politicians into this disastrous situation whereby you have cut off your largest trading partners. I really feel for your current...
  16. irish dom

    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    Good point but then why truck heaps of them over here to be slaughtered.
  17. irish dom

    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    What about the thousands of lambs and cull ewes drew over to Ireland every week for slaughter that are strategically used to drive down factory price here? Was stuck behind 2 4 deckers packed with fat ewes from Scotland at my local plant last night. Its a practice that has served the few big...
  18. irish dom

    TexX ewes - which Tup to use?

    Now thats what you call sheep. Could stand and look at them all day. All set for a big scan now!
  19. irish dom

    Zwartable rams

    Don't do it. Any i have handled have been awful. Big harsh bare things. They were fierce popular round here with show people but you couldn't flesh the lambs or give them away in a mart.
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