Don't know what breed I have


Whatever they are (Persian???) they look to be well bred and seem to be very healthy - both the ewes and the lambs.

Is the wool or fur of much value?
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Tim W

I have pictures of similar sheep in Hungary i think?
There was a Hungarian AI professor at one of the European Hairsheep conferences that had used them in a cross breeding program with his native Hungarian hill sheep and Dorpers



One of these anyway. Wouldn't mind a few if they could live off their tails at this time of year!
A number of breeds use their tails as an energy store. Swaledale ewes are a good example.

And one way of accessing if a prime lamb is suitably finished is to feel the thickness of its tail.


Livestock Farmer
I was looking into fat tailed sheep breeds a while ago after a friend was telling me about his farming life in Namibia where they had Karakul.

My offering is Edilbay or Karakul as others have said.

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...