Lambing Ewe Lambs

Discussion in 'Livestock & Forage' started by Ffermer Bach, Apr 20, 2017 at 10:12 AM.

  1. Old Shep

    Old Shep Member

    Charmoise - very vigorous when born and straight to the teat - ideal for first timers.
     
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  2. MJT

    MJT Member

    Beltex every time , easy lambing very vigorous and cracking quality lambs to sell.
     
  3. chris elk

    chris elk Member

    Roussin here , very easy lambing , get up and go like nothing else . Very happy with them.
     
  4. CornishLleyn

    CornishLleyn Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Have used Portlands for years, they bring on really good lambs without lambing issues.
     
  5. Charmoise here, but trying Southdown also this year.
     
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  6. liammogs

    liammogs Member

    +1, a lot of call these days for beltex lambs, fat or store!!
     
  7. Yantantethera

    Yantantethera Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    NZ Texel does a good job for us over our Easycare ewe lambs. Good tapered body shape and really vigorous lambs that grow out well.
     
  8. huwralph

    huwralph Member

    Location:
    Abergavenny
    Second that, small lambs, hardy enough for the ewe lambs to the hang of, and the tups are easy to come by. here anyway.
     
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  9. huwralph

    huwralph Member

    Location:
    Abergavenny
    You got any beltex tups for sale?
     
  10. fixersteve26

    fixersteve26 Member

    Used a highlander ram on highlander ewe lambs this year. Scanned at 140%, they're rearing twins no trouble at all. 70 have lambed so far and we've touched 4 of them - lambing outdoors. Trick with ewe lambs we've found is keep the singles really tight in the 6 weeks up to lambing - twins and triplets (yes we had 5 ewe lambs scanned with trips) get the best. We've had a couple of large singles but on the whole they've been good but they are grazing bare earth almost!
     
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    Texel Mule hogg with pair of 3 week old Shetland x lambs at foot.

    Sorry not great photo.

    TSS
     
  12. Charmoise here, home grown tups, culled hard and selected for functionality and the ability to grow and thrive off grass (none of this dispersal sale rubbish with a short use by date ;) )

    Hit the ground running, grow off crap grass and kill from mid summer, can't really go wrong

    Welsh mule ewe lambs with Charmoise sired lambs just after shearing, end of June

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    Shetland ewe lamb (yes they can breed as ewe lambs) with charmoise lamb, end of June last year

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    Crossbred ewe lambs with charmoise ewe lambs, July last year

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    The product

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  13. And.... just realised I posted from the wrong account.... :facepalm:
     
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  14. MRT

    MRT Member

    Oooooooooof. Going in hard - take no prisoners!
     
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  15. MJT

    MJT Member

    Yes will have . PM me mate
     

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