Coming Home For Lambing.

Only 4 left, 2 ewes, 2 gimmer, been along drawn out affair as normal. First lmb 4th March. Mutch the same as last year number wise l would think, still no grass, still frosty.

hill shepherd

Livestock Farmer
I will still checking mine when Iโ€™m clipping. The day you wish you never bothered is when you come back form clipping 250 hoggs and have to catch a yearling to pull a hung lamb!
Yes we've had them lamb at clipping time, in July. Usually get 1 or 2 yowes that were scanned geld come off the fell with a young unmarked lamb at clipping gather


Just counted 21 weeks back takes you to 11 Dec. Took mine out on the 16th so that last hog of mine could lamb or Iโ€™ve forgotten which one lost the big lamb๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ


Livestock Farmer
1 left here! Please tell me its not just me! - it's been a pretty average lambing.
No records broken for numbers of lambs and now not much grass growing..
Not just , bugger grass twins not doin aswell as they should, put a bit of till on to try and kick start , just need some rain, .....never thout ad bi saying that :rolleyes:

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 โ€“ 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...