flystrike

  1. Red Fred

    Flystrike in olden times

    We have seen a lot of flystrike this year, and I came across a post on social media asking how they used to treat flystrike in pre-crovect days. Several posters suggested that 19th century shepherds carried copper coins which they rubbed on affected sheep and this somehow discouraged flies...
  2. Greythundercloudys

    Maggots on sheep, stuff that kills them.

    Clik only prevents strike, will l have to buy a 5 litres of ecofly or similar to spray on them to kill them, had ewe there with some around the tail, just rubbed them of with clippers but only have clik about the place, like to see them dead. Nothing else l suppose.
  3. Hilly

    Tics

    Sadly i have a cow with tic born fever , i have never had trouble with tics on cattle or sheep , but now i think is the time to start preventative treatments whats best for sheep ? Crovect ? Anything for cows ? Or use sheep as mops ?? Any advice welcome . Thanks .
  4. Grassman

    Fly strike 2022

    Just sheared our sheep today. At the weekend all looked good. Yesterday noticed one ewe twitching but shearing today so could wait. Found one with bad strike and a few that would of really been bad in a couple of days. Clean sheep as well. A bit of warmth and a few wet days really set the flies...
  5. A

    Portable shearing machines

    Struggling to decide between the smaller Razor type handpiece with the battery built in and yet Rambo set up with the bigger battery on a belt. Will be used for crutching in the Combi clamp, out in the field for victims of flystrike and a few ewes if I can’t be bothered setting up the proper...
  6. A

    Portable shearing machines

    Struggling to decide between the smaller Razor type handpiece with the battery built in and yet Rambo set up with the bigger battery on a belt. Will be used for crutching in the Combi clamp, out in the field for victims of flystrike and a few ewes if I can’t be bothered setting up the proper...
  7. Benn

    What do you cull for?

    In an Outdoor lambing flock , What do you cull for? Thinking getting bit tighter on reason to cull the following so far, Bad feet ,anything other then scald. Fly strike Small pelvis Anything doesnt rear a lamb Anything that doesn’t get in lamb Prolapse🙄 unsure if following to cull for below...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Cornwall farmer banned from keeping sheep for 10 years

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A farmer from Callington, Cornwall has been banned from keeping sheep for 10 years after failing to provide adequate care for his animals and not properly disposing of sheep carcases. Benjamin James Bennett (41) also received a four-month suspended...
  9. F

    Unnecessary Costs In Livestock Production

    Having been berated about the price of lamb and how people need to pay more for it, if us Peasants are to continue in business producing these lambs, I thought I would start a thread about what could or should be done to reduce the costs that many of us have. Many of these costs are out of our...
  10. yellowbelly

    f**k Up Fortnight

    'Twas always thus - that 10-14 days in the run up to the start of lambing heralds the onslaught of TLD, prolapses, blown guts, abortions and the 1001 other things that can go wrong with sheep :banghead: Many moons ago, when I was young and keen, an old bloke once told me, "A farm or a piece...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Staffordshire farmer fined for animal neglect

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A livestock farmer from Staffordshire Moorlands has been fined a total of £1250 and given a 12-month community order for animal neglect offences. 67-year-old Alan Belfield pleaded guilty to 18 charges of animal neglect and failing to correctly dispose...
  12. SR7

    Easycare sheep experiment

    Currently have 400 indoor lambing mules and texel/mules. I bought 15 sucked hoggets and 25 ewe lambs to try over the next year. Ewe lambs purchased for £105 weighing roughly 45kg in September and sucked hoggets for £150 at around 60-65kg. Tupped half with Charollais and other half to beltex...
  13. M

    The future of tenant hill farming

    Apologies if this has previously been covered in another thread. I’d be very interested to hear how other tenant hill/upland farmers are planning to tackle the next few years. I may be being pessimistic but, I keep seeing red flags where agriculture in the hills is concerned, from environmental...
  14. F

    Dorper Sheep

    Hey everyone, anyone here breed or know a bit about Dorper sheep? Fancy a few but not heard much about them. Thanks in advance
  15. Goweresque

    Switch to organic farming causes chaos in Sri Lanka

    Interesting stuff going on in Sri Lanka right now, back in April the government unilaterally declared that all farming was to become organic, and outlawed the importation of agro-chemicals and artificial fertilisers. This has resulted in rampant food price inflation as crop yields are set to...
  16. andybk

    Low input sheep trials NZ ,

    Low input sheep trials NZ , similar to @Tim W , , genetics for low input high output look interesting long term https://beeflambnz.com/news-views/genetics-future-proof-nz-sheep-industry-part-two?fbclid=IwAR2zRWOgibiSZCgp9H6tt1BR0UtNJcecoICGMOlZJ2E2kDybA6HLHikj3v0
  17. spin cycle

    diary of a comedy sheep farm

    taking a cue from others with their own threads....and upon a suggestion of a friend whom i keep 'entertained':rolleyes: so today.....up at the sheds at 6am to check for lambings although we're not supposed to start for a month:banghead:....just a single....penned it up and back for school...
  18. Kiwi Pete

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

    :oops: Eh up! The idea of starting a thread about Holistic management has been on my mind for ages, if I am honest. Lets start by me putting my cards on the table - I have NO formal training, NO books, and NO interest in starting big wars on which way is best. I do, however, completely and...
  19. llamedos

    Sheep Ectoparasitic Infestations (excluding Sheep Scab)

    While sheep scab is the most important skin infestation affecting sheep, farmers must also be aware of the other ectoparasite infestations that can affect their-flocks causing both financial loss and welfare concerns. Control of all ectoparasites infestations can be achieved by strategic...
  20. Penmoel

    Today at work

    Just mentioned in Agricultural Matters it might be interesting if everyone just took a picture today of what you were doing, however mundane it maybe, would show the variety of work carried out, will start tomorrow.
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