lambing

  1. unlacedgecko

    Forward Selling Ewes and Lambs 2022

    Doing some planning and business analysis. I've identified business strengths and want to play to them. To that end, I've the embryo of an idea, forward selling ewes with lambs at foot. Draft hill ewes with terminal lambs produced to a written contract detailing selling price, lambing date...
  2. J

    How to find work on a farm!

    What’s the best way for a 17yo, with no farming experience, to get part time work on a farm? Should I ring, write a letter, email or physically go and ask? As a farmer, what would you say is the best way?
  3. Hughes5ive

    Smallholding video diary: Lambing

    Lambing season has started!... it's actually ended but life got hectic & sadly video making got pushed to one side, here's my girl lambing it's her second year of lambing & she was brilliant but I want to show everyone our lambing routine.
  4. Hughes5ive

    Smallholding video diary: Lambing

    Lambing season has started!... it's actually ended but life got hectic & sadly video making got pushed to one side, here's my girl lambing it's her second year of lambing & she was brilliant but I want to show everyone our lambing routine.
  5. Bojangles

    Why do so many people use castration pliers the wrong way around

    Is it just me that gets annoyed whenever you see lambs being ringed on tv and they always seem to have the four points that the ring sits on pointing towards the lamb then buggering about pushing the ring off the pliers with their fingers instead of pointing away from the lamb and using the...
  6. Northeastfarmer

    Best place for a polytunnel

    Where’s the best place to get a polytunnel from please? Purely for growing veg for own consumption not housing livestock
  7. S

    Ewe sponges

    Just wondering what brand of ewe sponge people are using and how they are finding conception rates on the ones used.
  8. F

    Sheep Scanning

    Anyone know of any sheep scanner that are like ultrasound type, that don't cost an arm and a leg, or any general purpose but mainly for sheep.thanks
  9. F

    Lamb Price/Future

    Hello, fat lamb seems to be doing well now. How do people think it will stay for the rest of the year, stay up go down? It it worth getting store lambs now at the price fat ones were last year or it it quite risky? Specifically interested in NI but interested to hear about other parts of the...
  10. Grassman

    What can we do if blocked in or out?

    Following on from the thread about the farmer who "moved" a car out of his drive with a telehandler just what can we do if blocked in or out of our land or on a road blocked by poor parking? In an ideal world police would come out and sort the situation very quickly but in the real world they...
  11. A

    Livestock Farm offering student placements

    Hello bit of an odd one. My wife and I farm in kent predominately sheep and a few sucklers and milk calves. Putting feelers out there but do any of the ag colleges/universities/colleges require students to undertake 12 month placements anymore? We have some vet students for lambing but would be...
  12. Hartwig

    Lamb with stiffness in back legs

    Last year we had one lamb with this case that didn' t make it and this year we have one again and another with less symptoms but the same : about 3 weeks old, the lamb get stiff in the back legs, makes a hump and moves the stiff back legs only when walking slowly - when it runs, it lifts up the...
  13. Doris1142

    Bad shearing cuts

    I was wandering what I should put in a kit in my shearing bag for stitching up cuts? On my course the bloke mentioned crocodile clips for milk veins but I can’t really remember the context, so any help would be great
  14. C

    Yamaha 700 or Honda 500

    Hi, I have a quad quandary. I have never had a quad before but fancy one for taking small bale hay and water out to a few local paddocks and towing a small sheep trailer whilst moving sheep about, some short road trips of about a mile, we are very hilly. Should I go new or good used ? I do pay...
  15. D

    Does anyone scratch for ORF

    First cases of ORF for 25 to 30 years. Such divided opinion, its so confusing. Vet & vet websites online all advocate scratching with vaccine. As preventertive not during an outbreak. Local farmers all swear by parafin or homemade remidies. Have to say I'm very suprised how quickly the ewes...
  16. N

    How long do you spend preparing for RT audit?

    OK I know theres been a hundred threads about RT but..... Is it just me, or does the preparation for a crops audit take un reasonable time and effort. Saturday Afternoon, and today will be spent on 8 hrs of paperwork. Over the year, i have tried to work out the time required, which i now...
  17. Aspiring Peasants

    Sheep breeds why?

    Thinking about Neilo's post on another thread where he was describing his experience with Exlanas. Why do some people swear by some breeds and others swear at them. Is it different farms, systems, etc enough to explain it? For example I read a lot of positives about Lleyns and bought 50 from...
  18. spark_28

    Lambing later, which tup?

    Looking to push half of my ewes to a later lambing next year. Say lambing from the 10 of may. Want to go terminal and if I have to hold onto the lambs and sell them after xmas. Will hopefully be able to fatten them up inside myself to push them on. I'm thinking beltex, easier lambing and...
  19. muleman

    Turnout

    got a start turning some cattle out today....anyone else got any out or am i the first?
  20. Wynnstay

    Wynnstay Agri-Hub Podcast, Episode 8: Spring 2021 Lambing Lessons

    In this month’s episode, Tony Morris is talking sheep with National Sheep & Beef Manager, Bryn Hughes; Grass & Roots Manager, Colin Jones and Independent Sheep & Beef Adviser, Liz Genever. Lambing for the majority has finished, or is coming to a close, and thoughts are turning to weaning...
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