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  1. sherg

    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Pre covid sheep were good exchange rates due to brexit made a massive difference the rest is supply and demand, there's probably been a few more ewes tupped this last couple of years which isn't helping
  2. sherg

    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Covid and Russia have probably sheltered us from the effects of brexit. Its much harder now to move boatloads of sh!t onto our shores than it was
  3. sherg

    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Brexit was a nail in the coffin of the red meat sector in the UK, why beef and sheep farmers voted for something that was going to lose our protection I'll never know the government want food cheap for the masses if there is a pot of money from boris it'll be spent on controlling us
  4. sherg

    Kelpie vs Huntaway for working sheep

    They're a different breed altogether I've seen blackie lambs in the market being mouthed in the spring and they're piling on top of each other, even cheviots aren't that bad
  5. sherg

    IAE is this worth money

    Sharp enough with it it's just they're a pain in the arse when your drafting ewes out of the left gate and a lamb and ewe run up together you can guarantee the little sh!t runs up the left hand side of her
  6. sherg

    IAE is this worth money

    Why gave prattley or rappa never made a decent shedding gate to go on the front that allows you to stop the sheep as well. Is just me that finds the shedding gates on them garbage?
  7. sherg

    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    You'd of took me if I was there 🤣🤣🤣🤣
  8. sherg

    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Then there's the extra twist this year of increased fert and diesel prices for growing brassicas and the corn price for the shed men, I can see they'll be a tenner cheaper in the autumn
  9. sherg

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    No I never caught them in the act, coded key in a can am and they couldn't get it going they took 2 bikes from neighbours and left them in local woods, the bike was only just over a month old, we had the dipper man coming so I really needed the bike as well and they'd cut wires trying to hotwire...
  10. sherg

    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    When the fukers tried nicking mine last year the police reckoned a lot end up in Eastern europe
  11. sherg

    Buying at Auction

    Sometimes if it's something you really want it doesn't hurt to drop out early don't let them know where your limit is
  12. sherg

    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    I've never sold fat lambs through a ring but bought stores out of both its easier to handle lambs in a pen and its quicker the downside is at store sales there's too many people in the way who aren't buying and you can't get to the lambs, but it's easier to spot lame lambs etc through a ring
  13. sherg

    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    It needs to change before it's mainstream currently you can't feed dead insects in the diet so they have to be bred on farm and fed live there's no decent way of feeding yet apart from walking around with a bucket chucking them on the floor, from what I've heard it's a pain and you'd struggle to...
  14. sherg

    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    There's a few feeding them as a trial in free range hens to reduce carbon footprint, it doesn't look worth the faff at the moment
  15. sherg

    Pig and Poultry Fair

    I went for a look on the tuesday just to have a look around, everyone in the egg job was talking about the same thing, only saw two egg packers there which is disappointing
  16. sherg

    selling up

    The shirt alone should be enough for social services to get involved
  17. sherg

    Is it worth fattening store lambs on forage rape?

    It really depends on how many fields you can grow barley on and how much straw and corn you need or want to sell, maybe have a word with your agronomist and see what they think and run any rotation ideas past them , they're bound to of seen it before
  18. sherg

    Is it worth fattening store lambs on forage rape?

    It would work but you'd need to be careful not to smother the grass with too much rape
  19. sherg

    Is it worth fattening store lambs on forage rape?

    I'd personally go winter barley, forage rape, spring barley and then grass because autumn re seeds seem to do better here and you'd get a better crop of forage rape but if you can get spring barley off early enough you'd be alright after spring barley, it's always a bit of a risk but nothing...
  20. sherg

    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Hoggets have been getting better week on week lately, either the springers are too early or there needs to be more of them so the supermarkets change to nsl earlier
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