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  1. Cmoran

    Ram costs

    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!!
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    Merlo burst pipe repair?

    I’m in Galway if I knew best way to go about it we would have a go at it here as I need it for Friday
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    Merlo burst pipe repair?

    my merlo p40.7 has a burst pipe inside the boom how do we go about replacing it. It’s the pipe for crowding the head stock do I need genuine pipes or can I just get them made up?tia
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    To pull rams or leave them in?

    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
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    To pull rams or leave them in?

    I’ll be putting 10-12 rams on 300 ewes hopefully need to buy some this week as it’s always last minute around here
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    To pull rams or leave them in?

    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
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    To pull rams or leave them in?

    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...
  8. Cmoran

    Store Lamb - Treatments on to farm

    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...
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    Treating barley with maximum?

    Ya that’s how I do it aswell the supplier told me it doesn’t need to be exact just mix it up and cover it
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    Treating barley with maximum?

    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
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    Treating barley with maximum?

    I always thought it worked better at 20%
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    Treating barley with maximum?

    I’ve just purchased 30 tons of barley I usually treat it with maximum to feed to lambs but it’s only 15% is that to dry to treat? Or is there other options
  13. Cmoran

    Mchale rollers

    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
  14. Cmoran

    20foot Kuhn rake yes or no?

    We are very happy with our Massey rake but only used for about 1000 acres so far so early days!!
  15. Cmoran

    Ford Ranger Question

    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
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    Ford Ranger Question

    I’m on my second ranger 3.2 with no engine trouble whatsoever and it’s constantly towing heavy loads. Have no experience of 2.2 though
  17. Cmoran

    Valtra v John Deere

    When I bought my t132 I rang the former driver and he told me the only fault in the tractor was you couldn’t drive it in auto as it took ages to change gears!!
  18. Cmoran

    Teaser rams?

    I usually flush the ewes mid August and change to good grass then let in the rams 4th of September but find only a handful get tipped in first 10 days hoping to thighten it up a bit
  19. Cmoran

    Teaser rams?

    I was going to use 50kg ram lambs have a few that went overweight
  20. Cmoran

    Teaser rams?

    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?
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