From memory, all but in industrial size cold rooms, the fans run all the time except for a timed defrost
The temp probe needs careful siting ie not in front of the fan in an icy blast but not near a door giving warmer readings
I remember EHO inspection and they pointed an infra red thermometer...
Trx500 Honda never been a problem, it’s 61 plate carburettor/ manual gears
Have a 4 grand kioti mechron eBay special to see if the buggy's would suite our steep hill farm which it did well , now we have a new Corvus buggy so the mechron is redundant and I hardly use the quad
I can go along with that, from a different perspective we only use outside help at shearing time and occasionally a bit of lambing help , we feed and water the guys( and girls) pay bang on time and generally appreciate their work , but if they take the pee they don’t come back
I would think you need to firstly cover your travel, do you have your own dogs , pens, race etc?
Are you aiming at small holder type flocks or big numbers ?
Personally I don’t trim them at all , any lame ewes are given a jab of zactran as they go through the race and repeat offenders culled ...
Brilliant thank you , sorry if it’s going off topic …. But I used to get draft hill ewes from the lakes , Welsh Cheviot type cross , always put to a texel and keep our own replacements, the Welsh Cheviot was a kind of cheap experiment looking for a hardy /thrifty younger ewe to go forwards...
We have had draft Welsh ewes from them, put 100 this year to good Cheviot tups
I think from memory the ewes were £47 inc wormed and dipped plus another pound each delivery
Good cheap way to expand the flock , if I was to do it again, personally I would go direct to farm or market
Is it yes your wrong.. or no your right ?
I agreed with you by the way but that’s just my opinion
Never lost any sheep during the beast from the east, but lost four in a drift last winter, these were just gimmer lambs away on tac 😖
We have a Bateman economy race , it was about £500 a few years back , the idea was something portable ( ish)!
It’s now used pretty much at the main farm with up to 600 ewes going through, moving them soon becomes weary
I made a permanent pen with a 16’ by 30” race on away ground and it’s ideal...
Thank you, we bought this place from an old chap who said the last time cows were here was when his father milked way back , we went all sheep around 5 years ago on our place but used to run Angus and whitbred shorthorn
It’s nice to have a few cows back ( only four all in calf ) the downside...
I don’t see the problem with one or both working off farm, it’s the same in any job if your self employed, I have been in engineering for 30 years plus but quit to work our place full time, mrs still works , but she did whilst I was engineering
On the same hand there’s many who wanted to farm but couldn’t so later in life managed to buy a small place then expand.
Personally I’ve worked my balls off to get from 30 acres to 160 , ( yes I know what on earth do I do after breakfast )
If my son doesn’t want it in future, I’ve told my wife...