I currently do about 13k miles per year currently on a Honda 520 which is shocking on petrol.
Im thinking about getting a diesel UTV and probably will end up doing 20k miles per year.
Does anyone actually know what MPG they do? It’s becoming more relevant with the price of red these days.
Thinking of having another breed of sheep on the farm. Want something hardy and maternal, that I can breed pure, keep replacements and sell surplus ewe lambs.
Upland wet farm.
What breeds would you suggest?
Want to keep 2-300 of them.
What causes this kind of mould in a bale of dry silage/haylage?
we also struggle to get bales without mould, which is a torture when feeding to sheep. It’s supposed to be double wrapped as well.
The second picture is the usual mould that we get.
In the first picture it’s spots in through the...
Usually feed some beet here from December to about start of March, move on to ewe rolls from start of March. We start to lamb about 25th March. We use the beet to keep them full and we don’t use any silage. we are feeding about 1500 sheep.
This year washed and delivered beet is £50, ewe rolls...
What type of blackface are you working with? Can you not cross in another type of blackface? There will be a bit of hybrid vigour there too. First cross using another type of blackface seems to work well
I am going to feed ewes pre and during tupping instead of expensive and lack of winter grazing.
I am going to feed beet pulp and optimate minerals through a snacker.
what’s the best way to get the minerals to stick to the feed? Best way to mix?
I want to use the snacker because I never feed...
As with in any breed, there are different types.
I breed texels too, and I don’t go for course headed types or those with a stumpy necks. And I buy rams as dear as any. The types are there, if you look.
My father always said breed the kind you want yourself, and hope someone else will like it-...
Have a lot of old grass, but working my way round reseeding it as I’ve only taken over.
Don’t like lick buckets, good for spreading disease in my view. Just looking to scoot round with the snacker.
Scanning at 1.3, looking to go up to 1.5
What’s people’s thoughts on a feed for pre and during tupping?
Hard to get winter grass here and it’s £1 a week if you do? Plus will do away with driving around all day and those sheep that go missing, catch on briars etc.
Sugar beet? Ewe nuts? Lamb pellets? Or anything else?