himalayan rock salt

That response was worrying, illogical or poorly translated to English and self contradictory - questioning the qualifications of vets.... Please.

I've just gotta go get the salt spreader
FYI.
Seamill Salt Works ltd is a small company based in West Kilbride (Glasgow area) and owned by two people - one British national and one Pakistani national.
 

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I spoke to my vet this morning after dealing with stitching up my tup who picked a fight with his reflection (stood on bale next to truck - by bye window).
"oh is thst back again"
"get bloods and soil tested and find out what your sheep need and formulate the treatment as needed"
Showed her this thread and she laughed.... By all means offer salt but she was clear - salt helps orf because the virus can't survive a saline environment so if you have orf go for it.... Orf sores carry bacteria too causing mastitis so again it hasa place.

The te levels are so low as to be "irrelevant" , one bolus has more than 500kg of Salt of te.
I bolus my sheep to address known blood confirmed issues. We worked it out thst my animals would need to consume 600g a day of salt to get their te needs. This would kill them.


I'll take my vets advice. A vet who has helped me double dlwg and increase lambing percentage by 28% over 4 years, and has helped me eradicate sway back, most scours and worms as a problem from my flock. She took another set of bloods today as its a while since done - and we noted on the last results sodium was actually quite high - she was clear that she would be concerned for welfare if I put salt out as it would push sodium high and cause heart issues. All for te intake so low as to be less than the forage analysis my grass shows....

Oh wait


I'd be better suplimenting my sheep with grass....

So
Salt has a place

Anyone who cares about their sheep speak to their vet and find out what is actually needed for Your animals.... Yours

And analyse your soil, blood and forage.... If you have low sodium go for it. It will help. If you have orf... Go for it...
But for gods sake don't buy it for snake oil value....
Double dlwg? wtf were you doing before.
 
Double dlwg? wtf were you doing before.
Permanent pasture, mules and suplimenting avg 140g a day lamb growth in 2014. Now all above 250g a day and plenty above 320.
Main differences were breeding and culling, trace elements, lime and grass changes. Stopped worming as standard and went famacha and strict rotational, and buying in worm resistance tups where possible.
 
Permanent pasture, mules and suplimenting avg 140g a day lamb growth in 2014. Now all above 250g a day and plenty above 320.
Main differences were breeding and culling, trace elements, lime and grass changes. Stopped worming as standard and went famacha and strict rotational, and buying in worm resistance tups where possible.


Great, well done. Looks like like you thought about where the money came from and are now following it.
 

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World Food Day: NFU Cymru celebrates Welsh food producers at the Senedd

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Written by Rachel Martin

NFU Cymru members and Assembly Members have been celebrating the role that Welsh farmers play in producing nutritious, high quality, safe affordable food during an event at the Senedd today on World Food Day (October 16).

The lunchtime event, which was sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM, included a special menu of fine Welsh produce.

Speaking at the event, NFU Cymru...
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