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Ceri

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Mixed Farmer
Heart breaking. Makes you afraid to open the gate in the morning. You got to be mentally tough to be a livestock farmer and learn to put things behind you and move on. It takes its toll sometimes though doesn't it.
It does....... I have a saying - Farmings bloody marvelous when it's going well.....!!! I remember it got to the stage where I wouldn't go round um unless someone came with me - jus to have someone else with you.......! Alot of how we manage our lambs during the late summer/early autumn now a days is to try avoid a repeat of that.
 

Jimdog1

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
It does....... I have a saying - Farmings bloody marvelous when it's going well.....!!! I remember it got to the stage where I wouldn't go round um unless someone came with me - jus to have someone else with you.......! Alot of how we manage our lambs during the late summer/early autumn now a days is to try avoid a repeat of that.
Lambs are on their 3rd dose of Ovivac P now.
 

Ceri

Member
Mixed Farmer
Thankfully not that many. 40 odd total I think. Another 5 this morning but the vet did warn me that there will be 1 more spurt of death as those too badly infected can’t recover.
I try and avoid handling them when pee wet through. But it was dry here last week. But the temps were all over the place. We fluke and wormed them last Monday. Vet reckons that’s probably the initial cause. Made them scour a bit, dropped their immune status a tad and BOOM the pasturella gets going. No point worrying about it now. I’m just making sure I tell all my wintering men so they remember that the sheep job isn’t all sunshine and £50 notes!
Ouch I'll be honest that's more I was anticipating u were going to say...😞😞😞 Well sounds like u have the right attitude anyway onwards & upwards......💪💪💪💪💪
Old boy neighbour once gave me a bit of advice.....he said when things are good try not to get to high or over excited about it & then when things are not going well try not to get to down about it that way things always average out........ Simple but sound advice & I use it alot nowadays 🤣
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
One thing that really gets me with the general public “you’ve got a dead sheep” yes thanks, I’ll go move it when I get chance.
hour later “that dead sheep is still there” yes thanks, I know. I’m busy sorting some living lambs at the moment. “But why haven’t you been for the dead one yet?” Because it will be just as dead tonight when I’ve finished treating/moving the living ones as it would be if I’d been for it at 8am this morning!
 

Ross121

Member
Location
Oxfordshire
One thing that really gets me with the general public “you’ve got a dead sheep” yes thanks, I’ll go move it when I get chance.
hour later “that dead sheep is still there” yes thanks, I know. I’m busy sorting some living lambs at the moment. “But why haven’t you been for the dead one yet?” Because it will be just as dead tonight when I’ve finished treating/moving the living ones as it would be if I’d been for it at 8am this morning!
If it makes you feel any better we had police ring on Sunday you’ve a sick calf you’ve left in a field all on its own, no it’s couple days old cow had put it in nettles and was currently eating silage from the feeder, the person who rang police had been told by 2 people it was fine
But he knew it was poorly as his dog could run up to it, picture of calf attached
 

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Al R

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Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
If it makes you feel any better we had police ring on Sunday you’ve a sick calf you’ve left in a field all on its own, no it’s couple days old cow had put it in nettles and was currently eating silage from the feeder, the person who rang police had been told by 2 people it was fine
But he knew it was poorly as his dog could run up to it, picture of calf attached
Dog could run up to it 🤬
I’ve said many times before that dogs shouldn’t be pets and should be working only….
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
If it makes you feel any better we had police ring on Sunday you’ve a sick calf you’ve left in a field all on its own, no it’s couple days old cow had put it in nettles and was currently eating silage from the feeder, the person who rang police had been told by 2 people it was fine
But he knew it was poorly as his dog could run up to it, picture of calf attached
He’d be all upset when the cow saw the dog and mauled it into the floor with her head…
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
I nearly scared my self few month ago when this one didn't get up and was breathing gently so couldn't tell, View attachment 999570 is it isn't it ....... but the cow sort of gave it away because she was fairly relaxed about the job (for a lim ! )
We had a calf that slept like that last year. It got nicknamed Tit. The amount of times it had me was unreal.
 

glensman

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Location
North Antrim
Ouch I'll be honest that's more I was anticipating u were going to say...😞😞😞 Well sounds like u have the right attitude anyway onwards & upwards......💪💪💪💪💪
Old boy neighbour once gave me a bit of advice.....he said when things are good try not to get to high or over excited about it & then when things are not going well try not to get to down about it that way things always average out........ Simple but sound advice & I use it alot nowadays 🤣
He was reading Rudyard Kipling that morning.
 
With all this excitement I thought I’d better walk the last bunch of sucklers home for the winter. Before the storm arrives tomorrow! 😂View attachment 999582
Been moving some lambs onto lower land today for the risk of getting buried. Plenty of grass but we are forecast 4/5 inch of snow on Friday/Saturday and gale force winds. The fella that has the gritters gets a better forecast than we do. I was pretty sure I was going to leave them where they were this morning the way the weather was and forecast had improved but sharp changed my mind after speaking to him.
 

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