Coming Home For Lambing.

Gator

Never Forgotten
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Lancashire
well i aint finished but they look a while off lambing yet, so in yorkshire thats more or less, in other words it'll do :ROFLMAO:

few more barrens than i'd have liked tbh, i might vaccinate for enzo en toxo in shearlings for next year as i think we had rumble wi some ert or other, but overall its been pretty decent lambing
Aye same here enzo wiped a hell of a lot the lamb out this year, I reckon about 100+ lost to it and a hell of alot of ewes without lambs. Its been a hell of year so far, hope it gets better as it goes on..
 
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FIL46

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Livestock Farmer
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Aberdeenshire
Got mine from eBay cheaper than heatwave
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yellowbelly

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N.Lincs
View attachment 956214Our little shed. Just got going, we'll about a third of the way through. All just come in for a night then out as long as there are no problems View attachment 956215
How/when do you castrate your Herdy tup lambs?

In our second year of lambing a few Herdwicks (outside) here - about a third pure and two thirds to a Texel.

I like to ring 'em 24-36 hours old (while I can still catch the little blighters) like we do our commercials.
The Texel crosses are no problem but the pure breds have very small stones and some of them haven't dropped by that age.
Wondered about doing them with a Burdizzo later :scratchhead:
Keen not to have any tup lambs about come October time as the few we didn't get done last year were bu66ers for jumping out.....
:banghead: :banghead:
 

yellowbelly

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Livestock Farmer
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N.Lincs
8.10 Doin my rounds this mornin and this bugger just sat there互, not even bothered. Bold as brass. Never about when yav gun wi ya :banghead:. Chowin on summut, noticed the odd twin wi one missin互View attachment 956365
:mad:
We're a couple of lambs (at least) in the outside lambers this week. Shot one the other night but it hasn't solved the problem.
Been sitting up at nights with the indoor lambers now that's nearly over, looks like I'm going to have to sit up at nights 'cos of feckin Reynard
 

Nithsdale Farmer

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Livestock Farmer
How/when do you castrate your Herdy tup lambs?

In our second year of lambing a few Herdwicks (outside) here - about a third pure and two thirds to a Texel.

I like to ring 'em 24-36 hours old (while I can still catch the little blighters) like we do our commercials.
The Texel crosses are no problem but the pure breds have very small stones and some of them haven't dropped by that age.
Wondered about doing them with a Burdizzo later :scratchhead:
Keen not to have any tup lambs about come October time as the few we didn't get done last year were bu66ers for jumping out.....
:banghead: :banghead:

Edit; the link didn't work so here are screenshots of the pdf

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Cumbria
Good luck wi lambing (y)
Thank you. Full to the gunnels with sheep tonight!! Pens in alleyways and even had to do an old style bales of hay pen in the loft to fit everything in!! Thats only 12 sheep mind!, was reading some of your original posts and thinking I bet our building would fit in your cr癡che!!

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How/when do you castrate your Herdy tup lambs?

In our second year of lambing a few Herdwicks (outside) here - about a third pure and two thirds to a Texel.

I like to ring 'em 24-36 hours old (while I can still catch the little blighters) like we do our commercials.
The Texel crosses are no problem but the pure breds have very small stones and some of them haven't dropped by that age.
Wondered about doing them with a Burdizzo later :scratchhead:
Keen not to have any tup lambs about come October time as the few we didn't get done last year were bu66ers for jumping out.....
:banghead: :banghead:

Same here . Like to tag and ring before they go out. But I find they are an impossibility as a day old also.crossed ones no problem but pures are a nightmare! We often end up with complete tup lambs going store. Have often wondered about a burdizzo but never actually used them as we are like Alcatraz with fences and they are always gone before they can cause us a problem. Im afraid its someone elses shout to buy them.
Not that I would like the ring applied to me!! but I wonder why in nz they can ring a lot longer than here . Think its up to 6 months old isnt it? That would make it a lot easier to do . Different places ,different rules I guess.
 

Stw88

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Location
Northumberland
Thank you. Full to the gunnels with sheep tonight!! Pens in alleyways and even had to do an old style bales of hay pen in the loft to fit everything in!! Thats only 12 sheep mind!, was reading some of your original posts and thinking I bet our building would fit in your cr癡che!!


Same here . Like to tag and ring before they go out. But I find they are an impossibility as a day old also.crossed ones no problem but pures are a nightmare! We often end up with complete tup lambs going store. Have often wondered about a burdizzo but never actually used them as we are like Alcatraz with fences and they are always gone before they can cause us a problem. Im afraid its someone elses shout to buy them.
Not that I would like the ring applied to me!! but I wonder why in nz they can ring a lot longer than here . Think its up to 6 months old isnt it? That would make it a lot easier to do . Different places ,different rules I guess.
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Why do you fetch them all in once theyve lambed? Seams alot of work to me when the weather is so good. A lot more risk of picking up disease than just leaving them to there own devices out side.
 
Location
Cumbria
Same here . Like to tag and ring before they go out. But I find they are an impossibility as a day old also.crossed ones no problem but pures are a nightmare! We often end up with complete tup lambs going store. Have often wondered about a burdizzo but never actually used them as we are like Alcatraz with fences and they are always gone before they can cause us a problem. Im afraid its someone elses shout to buy them.
Not that I would like the ring applied to me!! but I wonder why in nz they can ring a lot longer than here . Think its up to 6 months old isnt it? That would make it a lot easier to do . Different places ,different rules I guess.
Why do you fetch them all in once theyve lambed? Seams alot of work to me when the weather is so good. A lot more risk of picking up disease than just leaving them to there own devices out side.
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To be honest we just talked about it yesterday saying we are just making a job for ourselves. Think it goes back to the time when we had about 20 sheep and so was just part of the enjoyment. And to be fair ,I think that is possibly still half the reason, then whichever of us is at work can get home and have a look at what has happened at home during the day. Other reason is to keep them away from fox and badgers for at least the first night.
 

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