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    Inverdale Gene (Aberdales)

    Been thinking about hiring an Aberdale ram from Innovis to breed own replacements and increase the scanning percentage of my flock . Currently Cheviot x Texel bred from own cheviots.What increase could I expect/ and what would the positives or negatives be ?
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    Culard Charolais

    Anyone any experience with these bulls ? Looking at using some straws from one on a few plainer Hereford x and lim x cows , with the thought being maybe in the future if all goes well then look to import / purchase bull . Plain cows so hopefully calf fine , and plan to sell as stores. What are...
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    Backwards lambs broken ribs

    Lambing some texel and Charolais X ewes , and when pulling the odd big (but not massive) backwards single or even double this morning I’ve had a few lambs ended up with broken ribs on one side , some it doesn’t affect at all , others never get going properly . So am I doing something wrong ? Or...
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    Ewe passing water

    I’ve a bunch of ewes inside ready to lamb in couple of weeks . A couple of them are pooing what looks like dirty water it’s not what I’d call scours, they’ve gone very lethargic and won’t come to eat . They’re on silage and cake , not like they’ve had much cake and got acidosis , any ideas ...
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    Dipping ewes when with tup ?

    Helpful neighbours scabby ram has got in with ewes and jumped in with another couple of bunches when tying to catch him ( and yes it’s definitely scab ) . So........As above , does dipping ewes during tupping effect tupping rates , or if I wait till straight after tupping until I dip will it...
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    Best Pitch / Paint for sheep

    What pitch do you guys use, use the Siro Mark marking fluid here but the ewes seem to rub it everywhere for few days afterwards . Any tips on any better brands or anything I could add to make it dry faster .
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    Flock problem, OPA ?

    New to this , but A friend suggested I sign up and ask some advice from you guys before taking further action.....Believe I have OPA in my flock of 450 Hill cheviot and texel X cheviot ewes, have had a few ewes over last year which when tipped up have had fluid pouring out of their noses, which...
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    Flock problem, OPA ?

    New to this , but A friend suggested I sign up and ask some advice from you guys before taking further action.....Believe I have OPA in my flock of 450 Hill cheviot and texel X cheviot ewes, have had a few ewes over last year which when tipped up have had fluid pouring out of their noses, which...
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