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  1. gavd

    Calving disaster

    Just come in from the latest stillborn calf, so far 3 stillborn out of 6 calved. Only have 20 sucklers and this year making me question having them. Seems a lot of work and hassle for very little reward. Managed to get the second stillborn and placenta to the lab for a PM the other day. Still...
  2. Sir loin

    More heifers than bull calves any ideas why?

    Getting through calving 32 heifer calves 15 bull calves anyone shed any light on this, My last 12 calves 10 heifers 2 bulls. Weather last year at bulling ?
  3. C

    Ewes not mothering lambs

    Having terrible trouble with ewes not mothering or wanting their lambs, especially noticeable in the singles , some just drop lambs and go and others seem to lick them off and fine for a day then not worried either way if their lambs with them or not . All ewes have lambed before and any that...
  4. Farmdeals

    Special Offer

    Special offer at Farmdeals Organic cattle - Minerals Bucket + 10% Seaweed - 10*100kg bucket: Protein, Ash, Sugars, Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Sodium Seaweed meal, Manganese, Zinc, Cobalt, Iodine, Selenium & Copper Do not feed to other animals 100kg bucket pack size, pallet weight 1t...
  5. fermerboy

    Do you enjoy farming?

    Simple enough question. Do you enjoy farming? Its maybe just the springtime madness and the last couple of days in particular but I can't remember the last time I actually enjoyed doing farming. I just feel torn out with it all and the never ending shite that seems to head my way. Fuel...
  6. alangraycattlesales.co.uk

    EW21 Scottish Borders - 100 Meatlinc Young Aged Ewes Scanned Twins

    FOR SALE EW21 Scottish Borders - 100 Meatlinc Young Aged Ewes Scanned Twins - Performance recorded - Home Bred - Closed Flock - 1 & 2 Crop Warranted - Farm Assured - Due to Lamb Early April Onwards - Meatlinc cross Llyn Sires - On the Bravoxin 10 System, Solantel fluke dozed and bolused for...
  7. alangraycattlesales.co.uk

    EW20 - Scottish Borders - 100 Meatlinc Young Aged Ewes Scanned Singles

    FOR SALE EW20 - Scottish Borders - 100 Meatlinc Young Aged Ewes Scanned Singles Performance recorded - Home Bred - Closed Flock - 1 & 2 Crop Warranted - Farm Assured - Due to Lamb Early April Onwards - Meatlinc cross Llyn Sires - On the Bravoxin 10 System, Solantel fluke dozed and bolused for...
  8. 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...
  9. will6910

    Few lambing issues

    Iv been lambing nearly 3 weeks now. Iv a range off issues cropping up. I know a lot Is down to feeding issue but wanted to voice my worries as struggling abit. Iv had 2 sheep die with what looks like listeriosis. Have maybe 10 or 12 ewes with twins having to have 1 taken off as lack off milk...
  10. CWS

    Ewes not doing at all.

    Looking for some advice. Wife's got a handful of zwartbles and this lambing has been a balls up. There's just no go about them, no intakes and not cleaning after lambing. There fit but wouldn't say fat. As soon as we brought them in they went off feed and haven't recovered. There adlib 1st cut...
  11. Joseba

    Is this WMD?

    Healthy one month old lamb (14kg) started limping on one back leg a week ago. Thought it was a bad knock or possibly a fracture so bandaged it up with a splint. After a couple of days the foot had swollen and her temperature was 40.7C so took it to the vet. He sold us 6ml of anti-inflammatories...
  12. T

    Prolapses

    Ok so 18 days off lambing and had 2 prolapsed , they are fine but it’s a right faff to get them off the far fields , some say they remove all silage as soon as the first ewe prolapse, possibly go into blocks , any advice ?
  13. B

    Any ideas

    I've got 2 tup lambs that are off their legs this morning. They're reluctant to stand then when you get then up they almost stagger backwards and they're flagging their tails then they'll either walk off or lie back down. They're bright enough in themselves but obviously not right. They're 2 big...
  14. spark_28

    which sheep feed ?

    currently on 19% ewe rolls. want to up the feed of the poorer sheep/ones carrying twins. sheep in good nick are just going to carry on as they are. they have access to decent hay aswell do i change to this or the bottom one. CRUDE OIL & FAT 3.6% CRUDE PROTEIN 19.8% CRUDE FIBRE...
  15. icanshootwell

    Lambs being born with not much figure!!

    Just started lambing but not going very well, seem to have a lot of twin lamb this year, feeding nuts and good haylage, had a ewe have twins this morning, ewe did,t show signs of twin lamb, had the 1st one ok, left her half hour, when i came back she had just lambed the 2nd, cleaned air and...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Spring calving on suckler farms: Preparation is key

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Both dairy and suckler farmers alike are well aware of the increased workload that calving season brings with it. While spring calving has already started on some farms, it's still not too late to put preparations in place to help reduce stress on the...
  17. Surgery

    Cow bolus

    What folk using to mineral bolus through calving to bulling?
  18. Farm Business RSS

    Address nutritional shortfalls in forage ahead of calving and lambing

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business As concentrate prices hold strong and livestock farmers push stock harder on homegrown feeds, nutritional shortfalls in forage needs to be addressed for breeding stock, says Dr Alison Bond, nutritionist for Rumenco. “Throughout the winter feeding...
  19. W

    Calf will not suck cow!

    Has anyone seen a new born calf which will simply not suck the cow or bottle or anything???? We have loads of calves born and not a problem above the usual where it might take a day to train one to suck a cow with a low/rough udder etc. but this fec'r is different and just will not take...
  20. ccp contracting

    Grazing Mustard.

    I know you can graze sheep on mustard , can you graze cattle on it and if so any problems to be aware of . Any advise would be good , Thank you for any help .
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