I tend to have bad luck with purebred rams they either get lame and can’t cure or die!! Blue texal I bought as hog last year decided to die in August as did my Milford ram!!all my crossbred Charolais rams seem to last for years bought 3 more blue texal Hogs this year to give them another chance!!
I’m not having trouble with fertility it’s more the mix of breeds we run. Suffolk ewes seem to always be raddled first and then the other breeds start to cycle I’m just trying to tighten up the lambing pattern
After how long though? We always just let them run but fed up spending 3 months lambing!! I’d usually buy 100-200 inlamb ewes in February but going to keep extra over winter this year and not buy in February to try make life easier
I’m letting teaser rams of on Friday to my early lambers for two weeks then putting in breeding rams but was considering pulling the rams again after 2-3 weeks and putting in again in 20th October when ewe lambs and mountainy ewes going to the rams to keep job compact instead of 3 months...
Every lamb that arrives here is injected with ivomec classic and treated with click extra (we use clickzen on forward stores) the day after arrival I find it works well for us most of the store lambs are sold on inside a week to local farmers for wintering the heavier lambs are put into our own...
Thanks for the replies I’m leaving it whole for the sheep so will add some water I’ll have to borrow a diet feeder as we usually mix it with the loader I can use home and dry if it’s better as I haven’t bought the treatment yet
Mchale rollers use 3.2mm Steel I was told by Tj Daly who makes replacement rollers using 4mm steel.my fusion 2 has 65000 bales on it and has had one replacement roller so far my fusion 3 has 52000 bales and no roller touched yet
I have to say I rate my ranger as great in the field it is equally as good as the old pajeros we used to run and way better than the landcruisers and troopers we had. I find if you turn on 4wd going in the field Ive never had a problem
I’m going to go the route of teaser rams this year to try and make lambing more compact. Will 3 be enough for 300 ewes? My vet is going to do 3 ram lambs for me next week or should I source older rams? Also how soon before hand do the teasers go out?