Shearing 2022

Electricfencer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
I know the feeling- it seems never ending when you're working on your own. Chap that I shear with will come and do mine with me and then I'll go and do his with him. Always seems to go easier when there are 2 of you.
It does but we tend to dry sheep on our own (expect one very large flock) because there’s not usually that many of them. On your own it never flows.
 

hendrebc

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Livestock Farmer
It does but we tend to dry sheep on our own (expect one very large flock) because there’s not usually that many of them. On your own it never flows.
I've only ever shorn my own sheep on my own. Probably why I dislike the job so much :cautious:
Got 100 dry hoggs to do I doubt they will be properly ready yet but I'll force my way through them end of the week or next week so I can get them grazing out of the way for a while. Not looking forward to it :rolleyes:
Only 2 rams to shear this year though the rest have shorn themselves :D
 

Macsky

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Highland
Pretty sure I had one dropper like that , it came from George Mudge, he did manage to get a short gut for it so must be available.
Horners had them in stock, arrived today 👍
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Jonp

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Gwent
Anyone else hate shearing there own sheep, trying to get my dry mules done yesterday afternoon almost broke me, 120 sheared, wormed and the wool rolled and load onto trailer.
Quite the opposite!
As soon as the last cow has calved I move them out of the field next to the shed and let the ewes lambs and hogs into it. Do 15 or 20 at a time (I'm old and looking after my back) just shake a bag and enough charge into the shed to be done.
About 130 to do... I just plod along....it gives me something to do of an evening when it's cooler.
 

Electricfencer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
Quite the opposite!
As soon as the last cow has calved I move them out of the field next to the shed and let the ewes lambs and hogs into it. Do 15 or 20 at a time (I'm old and looking after my back) just shake a bag and enough charge into the shed to be done.
About 130 to do... I just plod along....it gives me something to do of an evening when it's cooler.
Sadly I’m trying to do 150-200 on my own and it’s not so relaxing.
 

Jonp

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Gwent
I only do them as their coats are lifting....hogs are the worst as you know thick wool everywhere. Rams are the easiest, they stand whilst I clip them..no messing about.
 

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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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