lambing

  1. MickyMook

    Holster for jagging gun

    does anyone know of a holster or similar for this kind of gun? I’m tired to risking stabbing myself or dirtying the needle every time I have to handle the stock. Thanks in advance
  2. L

    OPA in Sheep

    I bought some gimmer lambs in the sales last year to run on and keep some grass down with the intention of selling them this Autumn, that was the plan. Last week one looked a bit off so got in the pens gave it a jab and if it didn’t perk up by the next day vet job might be cheaper than paying...
  3. V

    ABERFIELD X NZ ROMNEY SHEEP

    Good morning, I’m wondering if anyone on here has or have had aberfield x Nz Romney ewes. Looking at crossing our Nz Romney ewes with an aberfield or even a Nz texel so have crossbreed ewes. Hoping for better scanning % and less wool. Many thanks
  4. B

    Food Banks Whats Going On?

    Im old enough to remember the 3 day week in the early 1970s ( i was at school then), when the country had days without any electricity? miners were on strike, brought the heath govt. down? and other hard recessions up to now? It just seems to me the population has got so soft over the years, and...
  5. H

    Several gimmers rejecting lambs at same time

    Hi guys Any idea why all of a sudden every gimmer decides to reject the lamb? We never usually have this issue and the gimmers this year have been exceptionally good mothers up to that point. But all of a sudden, pretty much from one day to the next, every gimmer in the polytunnel that lambs...
  6. jed

    Sucklers anyone miss them ?

    I’ve had a mare of a calving time this year from abortion to cryp calves that won’t suck and really have had enough of the f…ing things pretty well convinced myself that they’ve got to go . I love to look at a field of great looking cows and calves but I’m not getting any younger kids are not...
  7. A

    Single Lamb sucking one side

    Anyone tried Vicks on the favourite teet? Or am I going to have to put on another fabric cover?
  8. G

    White-tailed eagle killed in West Sussex with dangerous banned pesticide

    https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/white-tailed-eagle-death-pesticide-ban-b2066596.html
  9. F

    Quad Bike Rip Offs!

    Having only bought Yamaha Quads for some years, decided to try a Suzuki as it was difficult to get Yamaha this last winter. It was slightly cheaper and seemed a similar spec. When you buy a new Yamaha the first service the labour is free, so you just pay for oil and filters which are reasonable...
  10. 7610 super q

    Ever met a pleasant dog walker ?

    https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/farmer-70-hit-face-rock-7054327?fbclid=IwAR1Q77VkELC9sxy_1QovM0LX5ZyuRMVy6xsi0VY4k-H36Eno8TZpdqx0Z5g
  11. puppet

    Microplastics

    In the Telegraph reported as if the whole of UK is spreading digestate which is far from the truth. I suspect it is all concentrated in some areas and of course no indication as to how plastic gets there in the first place by people flushing stuff and finding its way into our sewer system. If...
  12. CopperBeech

    Are references a thing of the past ?

    Just curious really, what got me thinking was a previous employee of mine. People always say good staff in Ag are really hard to find. But rarely do people seem to request references from previous employers when they are looking to take someone on. Why is this? I sacked a lad about 2 years...
  13. M

    Segway Quods

    They are pushing hard into the Ag market. 600cc 4wd bike well built and on face of it very good value, has anyone got one or got experience??
  14. D

    Situation Vacant 🌟🌟 WANTED 🌟🌟 Skilled farm worker on mixed beef, sheep and arable farm near Bangor on Dee, Wrexham.

    🌟🌟 WANTED 🌟🌟 Skilled farm worker on mixed beef, sheep and arable farm near Bangor on Dee, Wrexham. An exciting opportunity has arisen on our family farm, lambing 1100 ewes/ewe lambs indoors, finishing 250 beef cattle, cropping consisting of cereals and roots along with agri-environmental work...
  15. B

    Lamb holding front leg up

    Hi Any advice Would be great. I have a lamb that’s 10days old, noticed 5 days ago she was lame holding her front leg up. She won’t put any weight and refuses to use it. Iv Penstrep & loxicom her and still no improvement. I have had the vet out and she can’t put her finger on anything, just...
  16. bobk

    And they say we're fatties

    https://www.politico.eu/article/who-obesity-in-europe-at-epidemic-proportions/
  17. CopperBeech

    Docking chute and iron

    Mainly been using the Te Pari version. Has anyone tried any other models ?
  18. Greythundercloudys

    Finished lmbing, what to change for next year?

    Finished today, been pretty good, always problems but weather has been much better than last year, so thinks l, ll change or not, still lmb alot in march, normally get a spell of dryer weather then, not have as long a delay till the second lots starts, lmb the gimmers outside as apart from some...
  19. Sir loin

    Can you have too much clover in a ley?

    This is year 2 of a five year cutting/grazing ley. The clover seems to have taken off this year, but can you have too much clover for first cut haylage?
  20. Electricfencer

    Beltex on Welsh ewes

    Iv got 100 Welsh yearling to lamb next year and thinking what to put on them, atm I put nz over older Welsh ewes but they seem to get massive singles (loss far to many) and don’t really want to risk yearlings that will be mainly singles. I’m think of beltex and running the lambs until may/June...
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