Coming Home For Lambing.

Gator

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Lancashire
That's it for another year (y), the last of 3 the this mornin.
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Its been a hell of lambing this year, one of them years youd like to forget. Enzo early on took it toll on the lamb crop, had more prolapses than ya can shake a stick at , fare bit of miss mothering on the twins when they got back on the moor, fox had a few but lessend them so that's stopped 👍
There was a lack of grass at turn out and still not really got going, singles are OK but twins abit behind where they should be , hopefully they'll catch up when Johnny green shows up.

Its not been as enjoyable this year..
Glad it finished...

Clipping next:rolleyes:
Lambs ull get wormed heptavac and vit drenched.
 
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Nithsdale Farmer

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Can't see clipping starting any time soon - first day in ewes was 28th May last year (we had 580 ewes and hoggs shorn by 2nd June!). Wouldn't think even the dry hoggs be ready then this time round...

Lambs are needing cocci dose so I think that's tomorrow job. Not looking forward to it in this weather!

Lost a ewe to pneumonia yesterday in the storm. Highest hills round us are all white this morning. Winter needs to fudge off
 

Bill the Bass

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Cumbria
Can't see clipping starting any time soon - first day in ewes was 28th May last year (we had 580 ewes and hoggs shorn by 2nd June!). Wouldn't think even the dry hoggs be ready then this time round...

Lambs are needing cocci dose so I think that's tomorrow job. Not looking forward to it in this weather!

Lost a ewe to pneumonia yesterday in the storm. Highest hills round us are all white this morning. Winter needs to fudge off
To be honest, weather wise this whole year wants to fudge off.
 

yellowbelly

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Livestock Farmer
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N.Lincs
That's it for another year (y)
Its not been as enjoyable this year..
Glad it finished...

Clipping next:rolleyes:
Can't see clipping starting any time soon
Well, it's 7 degrees (feels like 3 in the bloomin wind :facepalm: ) and why's that ewe over there limping :scratchhead:.........
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......feckin mawks :banghead::banghead:
Don't worry guys, we may well have to be clipping sooner than we think.
What a year - no sooner is one crisis is over, we lurch uncontrollably into another :facepalm:

P.S. 4 lambed yesterday - just one set of twins left.
 

Gator

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Lancashire
Well, it's 7 degrees (feels like 3 in the bloomin wind :facepalm: ) and why's that ewe over there limping :scratchhead:.........
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......feckin mawks :banghead::banghead:
Don't worry guys, we may well have to be clipping sooner than we think.
What a year - no sooner is one crisis is over, we lurch uncontrollably into another :facepalm:

P.S. 4 lambed yesterday - just one set of twins left.
Bloody hell thems early ☹
 

Nithsdale Farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Well, it's 7 degrees (feels like 3 in the bloomin wind :facepalm: ) and why's that ewe over there limping :scratchhead:.........
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......feckin mawks :banghead::banghead:
Don't worry guys, we may well have to be clipping sooner than we think.
What a year - no sooner is one crisis is over, we lurch uncontrollably into another :facepalm:

P.S. 4 lambed yesterday - just one set of twins left.

For fudge sake.


Stop the world, I want to get off 😔
 

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 – 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...
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