Anyone milking sheep south west ?

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
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Mendips Somerset
Anyone milking sheep south west ? just dont hear of many doing it , my cousin is looking for a supply , very established cheese maker . any excess can be mopped up by neighbouring national cheese maker .
 

Gulli

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Somerset
There's a whole load at Shaftesbury way I suspect anyone milking at scale would have a contract already.
He's welcome to put some in here and pay me a fortune for the milk 😎
 

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
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Mendips Somerset
Thanks for all your replies , at the moment they are shipping in IBC's form the midlands i think he said , have given me a fair few contacts to look at now , they have been making unusual cheese for a long time inc sheep and buffalo , real artisan small truckles of different cheeses , they sell a lot as corporate gifts along side the main business in farmers markets ,
sheep cheese sells well , and has difficulty with regular supply , they could take a fair bit ,as the next door national supplier can take excess for their sheep cheese production
 

unlacedgecko

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Livestock Farmer
Oh really, thats a shame. They had that fancy parlour but did feel like a bit of a vanity project and it wasn't going very well!
I spoke to them about share/contract farming the land. But they sounded like hard work, especially when they kept going on about their "very high expectations of animal welfare". I didn't think we would get on.
 

crofteress

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Livestock Farmer
So do milking sheep get the lambs taken off them at birth and then fed on Lamlac ? Is that not expensive? Just curious
 

jellybean

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N.Devon
I fenced a deer farm in Italy many years ago and the neighbour would come round and be amazed at our progress. We went round to look at his place and he was milking ewes by hand, straddled over them standing and milking into a bucket. Lambs were still with them. We thought it looked hard work and he said surely you do the same in England? He said he can get £90 worth of cheese from each ewe as well as rearing her lamb. He thought we must be mental not to do it.
Lots of different ways of doing things.
 

unlacedgecko

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Livestock Farmer
I fenced a deer farm in Italy many years ago and the neighbour would come round and be amazed at our progress. We went round to look at his place and he was milking ewes by hand, straddled over them standing and milking into a bucket. Lambs were still with them. We thought it looked hard work and he said surely you do the same in England? He said he can get £90 worth of cheese from each ewe as well as rearing her lamb. He thought we must be mental not to do it.
Lots of different ways of doing things.
Have you seen the farm in NZ which milk red deer?
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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