Sheep theft and offenders caught.

JSmith

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Livestock Farmer
Wheres trading standards in these cases? Surely at the very least it should be a multi agency investigation .
Tried that one, put them all in touch with each other, no use! I even know a tame trading standards girl an made a phone call to her an sorted it out an they still couldn’t get together and discuss!! Local auctioneer had a list of 14 farms that had stock stolen an I gave the police his number to contact but they didn’t bother with that either! I thought if all those elements could be pulled together it would be a good start but I failed miserably!! 😂
 

JSmith

Member
Livestock Farmer
Had four of our foreign friends in the yard today, Romanian or Bulgarian, wanted to by a sheep for small area of land!! They said “small sheep for pet” I said I haven’t got any small sheep!! “Ok my friend, big sheep how much” I said no chance, you want big sheep for eating, “no no my friend pet” I took my phone out an took reg an said I’ll keep this for police information, they soon fecked off! Probably be back tonight uninvited!! 🤷‍♂️
 

yellowbelly

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs
Had four of our foreign friends in the yard today, Romanian or Bulgarian, wanted to by a sheep for small area of land!! They said “small sheep for pet” I said I haven’t got any small sheep!! “Ok my friend, big sheep how much” I said no chance, you want big sheep for eating, “no no my friend pet” I took my phone out an took reg an said I’ll keep this for police information, they soon fecked off! Probably be back tonight uninvited!! 🤷‍♂️
When we've had 'em here like that I tell 'em we haven't any ready but I'll take their phone number so I can ring them when we have.

They've never left a number yet but if they ever do it'll be the first port of call the next time we have some missing.
 

JSmith

Member
Livestock Farmer
I did say you just want it for eating but he wouldn’t say yes to it!! Bit funny four of them driving about looking for pet sheep!! Bollôx!! It’s going on round us now again regular!! Makes you feel like you can’t leave them in the field!! Bloody nightmare when you’ve got’m spread out here an there
 

serf

Member
Location
warwickshire
Once upon a time they hung livestock rustlers, i would settle for leg breaking now though!
You took the words out my mouth there , to think they used to string em up now the police have a giggle on the Internet about it, how things have gone down hill !
 

serf

Member
Location
warwickshire
I did say you just want it for eating but he wouldn’t say yes to it!! Bit funny four of them driving about looking for pet sheep!! Bollôx!! It’s going on round us now again regular!! Makes you feel like you can’t leave them in the field!! Bloody nightmare when you’ve got’m spread out here an there
Everyone with sheep away will be having to have the wildest mountain sheep they can find to cut the risk of these scroats rounding em up !
 

manhill

Member
So they can't do anything until they find someone who reports a sheep missing??
What about asking the 'suspects' for a bill of sale from the person who they say sold them it??....
...or asking them what their holding number is???......
.....or asking them why they haven't got an AML1 form??....
....or don't all the thimgs that we farmers have to comply with applly to random blokes with a live ewe in the back of a car??

Makes you wonder why we bother with all that sort of stuff if it's not a legal requirement.
Bet the ewe had a maaaaarvelous day out!
 
I did say you just want it for eating but he wouldn’t say yes to it!! Bit funny four of them driving about looking for pet sheep!! Bollôx!! It’s going on round us now again regular!! Makes you feel like you can’t leave them in the field!! Bloody nightmare when you’ve got’m spread out here an there
Well there is a reason that livestock aren't often left unattended in the third world sh!tholes that these skanks have left behind. They think it's like finding the supermarket left unlocked when they get here. :mad:
 

bluebell

Member
if it happened out in their country the locals would beat them to within an inch of their lives, hear the so called locals get a petition up for them to stop them been deported ? or imagine if the police got hold of you out in these countries ? here they demand a lawyer who speaks for them and milks the govt for money to defend them in the end they are sueing the police for wrongful arrest and demanding yes demanding a large monetery compensation?
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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