Lambing in August

serf

Member
Location
warwickshire
Can a Texel X ewe get tupped in mid-March? The answer must be yes as some cull ewes were running with the tups and got forgotten about after scanning. Triplets appeared yesterday and another has a fair bag.
My wife says I know nothing about sex.
Fair point
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jaycee

Member
Years ago we had a neighbour who was to say the least 'lax' about tup and yow management, at the time my grandfather was trying the '3 crops of lambs in 2 years ' thing with polled dorsets, our neghbour leaned over the gate and said , 'yer wasting yer time, my yowes are getting me a new dropped lamb every month of the year for the last three years. Simple!
 

Agrivator

Member
Can a Texel X ewe get tupped in mid-March? The answer must be yes as some cull ewes were running with the tups and got forgotten about after scanning. Triplets appeared yesterday and another has a fair bag.
My wife says I know nothing about sex.
Fair point

We had a texel x gimmer lambed in November.

But more to the point: if you know nothing about sex, how did your wife learn?
 

Whitepeak

Member
Livestock Farmer
We've a tex x ewe bagging up atm.
We acquired 2 pet ewes at the end of February off a friend of a friend of the MIL. Both were 5yr old, never reared lambs, fat as mud. Turned them out with the ewes, and the tup was still running with them. Both were tupped in March. Unfortunately one got overthrown last month and we lost it.
Not looking forward to lambing it tbh, as its still fat as butter.
 

andybk

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
tupping is controlled by day length , so really many ewes not in lamb could go anywhen from august to march , the difficulty is getting lambs born naturally in nov- jan , very breed specific , my chars will lamb quite happily in dec , yet zwarts rarely lamb before feb without help .
 

elmo

Member
Location
West Wales
Had a Ch ewe that lambed yesterday. Lost her lamb but decided to keep her as she was under withdrawal at the time. Took a couple of them to some rough grazing and noticed a small welsh 25/30kg lamb in there a few weeks later. Must have been big enough to do the job anyway!
 
Had a Ch ewe that lambed yesterday. Lost her lamb but decided to keep her as she was under withdrawal at the time. Took a couple of them to some rough grazing and noticed a small welsh 25/30kg lamb in there a few weeks later. Must have been big enough to do the job anyway!
Them randy little buggers are born ready and Randy. I have a mate just the same
 

Hooby Farmer

Member
Location
roe valley
I had a teacher in school who was a farmer he lambed in end of June start of July inline with school holidays, no idea how well it worked. Perhaps not a bad idea plenty of grass, long days and nice weather maybe we've been doing it wrong all this time
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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