provita lamb response

TexelBen

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
Good colostrum provides all the protection lambs need. Save your money and put it towards your time checking that every lamb suckles in the first four hrs.
This!

Making sure the ewes have decent colostrum, and that the lambs have suckled well makes such a difference
 

ERL

Member
Livestock Farmer
But what if they DON'T have enough good colostrum? Not every ewe is stacked up like a dairy cow, especially with triplets

We are lucky in that most ewes have plenty of colostrum. Always milk any surplus colostrum off singles and freeze it in100ml batches ready for anything that needs it. Sheep milking kit helps with the milking!
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We are lucky in that most ewes have plenty of colostrum. Always milk any surplus colostrum off singles and freeze it in100ml batches ready for anything that needs it. Sheep milking kit helps with the milking!
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It looks a great way of doing it. We're a bit stretched labour wise in the thick of it so chucking them in a mothering pen and a dipped navel is often the most attention they get. Would be great if there is a product to give anything looking vulnerable.
 

Timbo

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Location
Gods County
It looks a great way of doing it. We're a bit stretched labour wise in the thick of it so chucking them in a mothering pen and a dipped navel is often the most attention they get. Would be great if there is a product to give anything looking vulnerable.

You don't need to save many lambs through better management to pay for alittle extra labour
 

ERL

Member
Livestock Farmer
It looks a great way of doing it. We're a bit stretched labour wise in the thick of it so chucking them in a mothering pen and a dipped navel is often the most attention they get. Would be great if there is a product to give anything looking vulnerable.
Yes, suppose I'm lucky my parents are still keen when it comes to lambing and my brother helps at the busiest time. Kids aren't old enough yet! Keep thinking of getting a vet student in to help but family labour is free 😀
 
Yes, suppose I'm lucky my parents are still keen when it comes to lambing and my brother helps at the busiest time. Kids aren't old enough yet! Keep thinking of getting a vet student in to help but family labour is free 😀
There's me and my brother and 1300 ewes spread around. Son is doing a levels so there's extra on the weekends, daughter loves doing mothering pens but can't do it every day
 

ladycrofter

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Highland
Wonder if you have read the ingredients on these products? I did the other day waiting in the queue at harbro. Basically they're all glucose or some other form of sugar with some vitamins and minerals chucked in. Probably cost about £2 to make but they charge about £16 for a small bottle of their own brand and other brands.
I will stick with a bit of honey in the powdered colostrum, or just a bit of honey and a few drops of mineral drench in some warm water if they need a wee kick to perk up.
 

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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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