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  1. Woolless

    Routine Foot Trimming in Sheep: UK Farmers Practices and Attitudes

    Done. Good little survey, should provide you with some worthwhile data, I would think.
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    Salt, yes that might be a decent idea (y)
  3. Woolless

    Lamb rejected by abattoir after being sold in live action?

    Oh Tim, you do make me laugh!
  4. Woolless

    If you tell lies you'll get caught out eventually

    Ah, I did happen to notice that there was a lot of unregistered Lims entered at that sale. Now it becomes clear!
  5. Woolless

    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    Yes, drainage might be an issue but they are so widespread that it can't be the only one!
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    Ah right. That's a new one on me! Spreading that over the rushes will make them more palatable? I think I'm correct to say that rushes like acidic soil, so would help with that as well?
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    What's burt lime? I've never heard of it.
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    I haven't been able to get a close enough look at the ground to tell you any more than there's loads of rushes. Ground must be wet (farm name suggests that!). More OM would help that? Putting that aside, my stab at it was topping the rushes early on when they've started to grow, followed by high...
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    I haven't looked in to this thread for some time but @Kiwi Pete has stirred my grey matter into life again with a couple of posts over on the livestock forum. I have a bit to catch up on! Been watching a few Greg Judy vids online and just ordered his second book (intersting to hear other...
  10. Woolless

    Unrolling/spreading silage bales rather than hay??

    Google :Greg Judy bale unroller:. There are some vids on YouTube and a section on his own website. I would be rolling bales out if I was at home every day. As it is, I work away midweek so bales need to go in ring feeders to keep the sheep going while I'm not about.
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    St Boswells average 87. Got the last 23 fats drawn, some bigger lambs amongst them. Think I'll try them there next week.
  12. Woolless

    SBRT 2019

    Must have been a previous incarnation. I have neither time nor energy to be bad this time around!
  13. Woolless

    SBRT 2019

    Can't make it this time. My wife is working right over the weekend, so I've got the kids😟.
  14. Woolless

    50 billion remain bonus...

    You're right, experts know nothing. Don't know why we bother with them.
  15. Woolless

    50 billion remain bonus...

    Forecasts have consistently shown that Brexit will hurt the economy, the harder the Brexit the worse it will be. So the flip side of that must be a remain bonus of some size. 50 billion is no doubt a bit toppy but this is modern politics.
  16. Woolless

    Ewe lamb management

    How do you use the dairy calves, just as extra livestock units when required? I'm in a big way with them, reared three last winter and thinking about buying six this time😁
  17. Woolless

    Ewe lamb management

    The problem with that is that summer and winter grass growth here are so different. Stock for winter carrying capacity and you're woefully understocked in the summer. That is usually and setting aside poor grass growth last summer and exceptional grass growth this year. The answer to which...
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    Ewe lamb management

    I would prefer to run them round on decent winter grass (which I don't have) or forage crops(which I haven't grown). I don't like feeding cake but this is a classic example of where a small input can bring about a big benefit.
  19. Woolless

    Will the Scottish electorate...

    There appears to be a lot of spare money about these days. BoJo,s spending promises are fairly spendthrift and Corbyn will mortgage us to the hilt.
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    Ewe lamb management

    Having made a very moderate job of the ewe lambs the previous year, I changed things this time. Brought them all into the shed mid January when ewes went on to sacrifice field. Fed hay/haulage and 300g of 16% cake. Second half of March the untupped and scanned empties went out to grass. Singles...

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