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unlacedgecko

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Wife's cousin (NZ) used to shoot ewes having difficulty lambing, then when times got tougher he carried a sharp knife to save the cost of a bullet - Nowadays his son just lets them die.

That approach doesn't really square with "Kate Humble and Springtime Lambing Live" does it ?

I carry a bolt gun and a sharp knife on the quad when I'm lambing. If you keep livestock you should be prepared for the occasion when euthanasia is required.

I'm certainly not calling the vet to C-section a bloody sheep!

I also ear notch anything which requires assistance, so her and her lambs can go fat as soon as possible. Trying to breed the work out of them.
 

New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers

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New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers

Written by Defra Press Office

A wide river is in view in a valley in the background, a drystone wall is behind the river, and large, green trees are prominent in the scene.


The Rivers Trust has today launched its State of Our Rivers report aiming to allow the English public understand and explore the health of their rivers on a national and local scale.

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow and Environment Agency Director John Leyland attended the launch panel to discuss the ways in which the...
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