Dog Signs

Gator

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Livestock Farmer
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Lancashire
As the title, going to get some dog signs made up, been round this morning and theres dogs all over, luckily all ewes are in but just gimmers out, some folk are fine when asked to put them on a lead but others need to meet Billy Bat :banghead: .Get the same old story of oh my dogs fine it wont chase them, not the point it should be on a lead, last 3 that got worried all said the same after theyed worried... Dreading turn out when lambing gets going with the amount of crag rats out for there jollies Got the normal Nfu and NSA signs so just looking for the collective ideas on what legally can be written or may be add a picture of a worried sheep?
Av a few ideas but don't think id get away
wi um;) . So thought id ask the knowledge of the TFF collective.
 

idgni

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Location
Armagh
As the title, going to get some dog signs made up, been round this morning and theres dogs all over, luckily all ewes are in but just gimmers out, some folk are fine when asked to put them on a lead but others need to meet Billy Bat :banghead: .Get the same old story of oh my dogs fine it wont chase them, not the point it should be on a lead, last 3 that got worried all said the same after theyed worried... Dreading turn out when lambing gets going with the amount of crag rats out for there jollies Got the normal Nfu and NSA signs so just looking for the collective ideas on what legally can be written or may be add a picture of a worried sheep?
Av a few ideas but don't think id get away
wi um;) . So thought id ask the knowledge of the TFF collective.
I had to shoot a Husky on Wednesday that was attacking my ewes, ( it was scary to see how vicious it was, even after the first shot it still turned to attack the ewe again)
I'm now public enemy No1 in the Local area for shooting the wee pet that would hurt a fly, and it didn't Kill any sheep, Only because i got there soon enough.
give me a shout if you need signs made and i'll sort them for you.
 

Gator

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Lancashire
I had to shoot a Husky on Wednesday that was attacking my ewes, ( it was scary to see how vicious it was, even after the first shot it still turned to attack the ewe again)
I'm now public enemy No1 in the Local area for shooting the wee pet that would hurt a fly, and it didn't Kill any sheep, Only because i got there soon enough.
give me a shout if you need signs made and i'll sort them for you.
Im already public enemy number one😗 trigger happy farmer, if they keep um on a lead there's not a problem but for some reason there can't comprehend that simple countryside rule
 

Pigken

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Location
Co. Durham
Several years ago either nfu or nsa had signs that had picture of sheep laid ripped open and in bits from dog attack. Was very thought provoking. Some may take offence at it but when you see how quickly a dog or even worse 2 feral dogs slaughter a group of ewes. Foot paths used to be for commuting and essential, not just for every day pleasure.
 

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
I had to shoot a Husky on Wednesday that was attacking my ewes, ( it was scary to see how vicious it was, even after the first shot it still turned to attack the ewe again)
I'm now public enemy No1 in the Local area for shooting the wee pet that would hurt a fly, and it didn't Kill any sheep, Only because i got there soon enough.
give me a shout if you need signs made and i'll sort them for you.
Almost to the point you'd need a camera on the gun to film what happened as evidence.
 
Hmmm. Social media could be a good idea but maybe a 1 min video. The problem comes when you go in confrontationally. Straight away it puts the public in a defensive position psychologically. They don't know that you've had to shout at 10 other people or that your sheep have been attacked before.

I always think it is best to be direct and to the point if you use signs. Passive aggression is not a good look. I might do a vid to share on social from the Roussin account.
 

Highland Mule

Member
Livestock Farmer
"Your dog will be shot if found chasing sheep. Keep your dog on a lead" Does what it says on the tin.
No.

"Your dog will be shot if spotted off lead and not at heel. Keep your dog on a lead".

Just because the dog isn't actually in contact with the sheep doesn't mean it isn't worrying them. The Scottish Access code have very clearly defined that worrying is any time the dog is in the same enclosure as farm animals and isn't in close contact - at heel and/or on a short lead.


Actually, I think I prefer a simpler message -

"lead
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or lead
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"
 

Highland Mule

Member
Livestock Farmer
This is exactly what I said , I had the phone with me and I should have done a quick recording of it in action to show how bad it was!!!
Next time I definitely will.
Father tells a story of a policeman asking him 'do you think you can hit it from this range?, go on, give it a try', followed by an ambitious but successful shot with his .270 rifle. Even in that case the owners complained, so don't feel too bad about your own situation.
 
Hmmm. Social media could be a good idea but maybe a 1 min video. The problem comes when you go in confrontationally. Straight away it puts the public in a defensive position psychologically. They don't know that you've had to shout at 10 other people or that your sheep have been attacked before.

I always think it is best to be direct and to the point if you use signs. Passive aggression is not a good look. I might do a vid to share on social from the Roussin account.
Did my video. Tis shareable if anyone wishes to. Happy to stick my head above the parapet
 

Kidds

Member
Horticulture
These things get me really wound up but I don't have a dog or any sheep.
Things are only going to get worse as people pander more and more to their pets, or "fur babies" as they are called so often these days.
Whatever happened to the days when "treated like a dog" was a bad thing. Treated like a dog now would mean a life of pampered luxury.
 

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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