Bad start

EJS

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Ashford, Kent
Due to start lambing fri, had dead ewe this morning having delivered one fetid, deformed lamb, other still inside. Presume she died from sepsis, no symptoms at all last night. Hoping desperately that it is not the start of anything -not doing a pm unless we get another. No schmallenberg last year, but neighbour lost about 10% with another 10% with dodgy legs.Just wanted to tell someone :(
 
Location
Devon
Due to start lambing fri, had dead ewe this morning having delivered one fetid, deformed lamb, other still inside. Presume she died from sepsis, no symptoms at all last night. Hoping desperately that it is not the start of anything -not doing a pm unless we get another. No schmallenberg last year, but neighbour lost about 10% with another 10% with dodgy legs.Just wanted to tell someone :(

The worst it starts the better it will turn out across the board...

Wouldnt lose any sleep over one bad lambing tbh, with livestock you will sure as hell have deadstock!!
 

eulb

Member
My dads 1st ewe had a dead single,he rang round bought a lamb then the ewe was dead this morn and the lamb has escaped,ffs you couldn't make it up,I did ask if he'd looked under the ewe for the missing lamb.:)
 

dodger

Member
Location
hereford
everyday for about a month prior to lambing start date on things willl go wrong as a rule of thumb with us, if nothing goes wrong then its rewarding!this year so far has been terrible so much so had to buy some ewes with lambs just to show that their is hope at the end of the tunnel!
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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