Lambs off to school

mixed breed

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Mixed Farmer
Do I need to tag/fill a licence or some other paper trail to take newborns to daughters primary school (town) she took her two cades last year and I never gave the official side a second thought. :X3: it was a grand couple of hours with lots of interest and questions.

Thought I might take a ewe and her lambs aswell this time, just to make it a bit more interesting. But don't want tylers mom reporting me to trading standards.
 

Ali_Maxxum

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Location
Chepstow, Wales
Not having a and don't blame you for asking at all but it's a bloody sad world we live in that you are even having to give it a 2nd thought.

I remember odd random stuff like that from school and they were quite often the most memorable and where you learnt the most. It would be a huge shame for things like that to be put to a stop because of some 'offical' bullsh1t.

I know all about it from the hoops we have to jump through with YFC and it honestly kills the job.
 

Muddyroads

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Location
Devon
Gut reaction is JFDI . Officially I’m pretty sure you need to do movement forms, the only good thing being there’s no standstill applicable from the school back to yours. Where it becomes tricky is that they probably don’t have a holding number. How long would it take to get a CPH for the school then do a TLA if it’s within 10 miles?
Then again, you could JFDI!
 

mixed breed

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Mixed Farmer
Not having a and don't blame you for asking at all but it's a bloody sad world we live in that you are even having to give it a 2nd thought.

I remember odd random stuff like that from school and they were quite often the most memorable and where you learnt the most. It would be a huge shame for things like that to be put to a stop because of some 'offical' bullsh1t.

I know all about it from the hoops we have to jump through with YFC and it honestly kills the job.
Trouble is, nowadays it feels everything has to be accompanied with some paperwork or record of some sort. Everything needs a second thought.. some days I swear ive broken a dozen or so rules, before I sit down for breakfast 😂
 

Paddington

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Location
Soggy Shropshire
We took one very tame cade lamb to a local show, only needed a showing licence from AHDB. Stuck a notice on the pen about washing your hands after touching livestock and provided hand wipes and cleaner. Suprised how much attention the lamb got as we are in sheep country surrounded by thousands of the things.
 

stroller

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Arable Farmer
Location
Somerset UK
Not having a and don't blame you for asking at all but it's a bloody sad world we live in that you are even having to give it a 2nd thought.

I remember odd random stuff like that from school and they were quite often the most memorable and where you learnt the most. It would be a huge shame for things like that to be put to a stop because of some 'offical' bullsh1t.

I know all about it from the hoops we have to jump through with YFC and it honestly kills the job.
Everybody in my class at school had to give a talk on something, as I had just turned 16 and got a shotgun I did a talk on that and the construction of a shotgun cartridge, I took the shotgun in to school and had to leave it in the staff room until the lesson, I also cut apart a cartridge to show them the propellant and the shot. This was in 1981 in less complicated times before nutters like the Hungerford bloke or Dunblane.
 

AnyOldName

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Location
The Motor City
Everybody in my class at school had to give a talk on something, as I had just turned 16 and got a shotgun I did a talk on that and the construction of a shotgun cartridge, I took the shotgun in to school and had to leave it in the staff room until the lesson, I also cut apart a cartridge to show them the propellant and the shot. This was in 1981 in less complicated times before nutters like the Hungerford bloke or Dunblane.
I did something similar with my air rifle, was probably about 12 at the time. Doing it now would probably result in me looking down the business end of the armed response team’s weapons. I expect they’d have me out-gunned!
 
Quite a few years ago , we had an arrangement with our local primary school , to bring the "babies " and follow on class children to our place when we were lambing . I always tried to have an odd pet lamb to feed , and usually we would have a broody hen with chicks, and perhaps pups or kittens . It went down a storm with the kids . Not surprisingly each years kids were the same , there would always be snotty nosed little lad who always put his foot down a drain , a clingy little girl who insisted on holding my hand , one or two bolder ones who needed watching , but all told it went down well . I asked them if they could send me a drawing of anything they'd seen , and I would give a prize to the best . I would get a load of drawings and I never picked a winner , I used to send a big bag of mixed sweets and say they were all good . Unfortunately , what with our insurance , and H and S (ours and theirs ) I had to call a stop to it - very regretfully I must say . Another time , I arranged with our electrician to set up a 12 volt heating lamp from a LO-VO, box , took that down to the school with a pet lamb and all the paraphernalia and instructions to do with feeding it . The teacher told me that one child never left the box for a minute , all the time it was there , simply looking after the lamb . They had it for a full day and I brought it back later in the afternoon . That went down well too . I like to think it did good also .
 

sahara

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Arable Farmer
Location
Somerset
Its amazing what the children do remember about the animals and what you've told them.

Some months after one of the Ewes and lambs to school visits that I had done, I was talking to another parent, and they told me something that made me smile.

Apparently this year they had been to Wales for their holiday, and were in the car passing some sheep in a field next to the road. Their daughter piped up with some comment about the sheep that they were passing, when quizzed about this and how they knew about it the daughter replied "well Mr xxx told us when he brought his sheep to school!"

I've no idea what it was, but clearly they had learnt something they thought was interesting that day!
 

Dry Rot

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Livestock Farmer
The Department of Education, or whatever they call themselves these days, need to read these posts. Surely something can be done? Not allowing animals into schools is crazy. I used to teach young girls who came to help in the kennels the name of every bird that flew past, then what birds a stray feather was off. Bloody disgraceful so many country people no longer know the names, and shame on me for not recognising common plants and flowers as I should.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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