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Smokey16

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North devon
they were last years. I’ve got 3 and half week old lambs lambs at moment hitting 25 kg off grass at moment.

I lamb outside pure Lleyn ewes to both char and put Lleyn rams. Start last week in Feb.

weighed some today.
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That's good going. We started lambing first of march. I like the llyen breed iv got 3 that have had triplets and they are rearing them well just off the grass all the lambs are same size
 

Jerry

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
That's good going. We started lambing first of march. I like the llyen breed iv got 3 that have had triplets and they are rearing them well just off the grass all the lambs are same size
The cross to char is very good I feel. You get a tight skinned well muscled lambs that live buyers love.

They lamb well outside but I’ve invested a fair bit in good Lleyn rams to get the ewes I want and am picky about my char rams.
 

Smokey16

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North devon
The cross to char is very good I feel. You get a tight skinned well muscled lambs that live buyers love.

They lamb well outside but I’ve invested a fair bit in good Lleyn rams to get the ewes I want and am picky about my char rams.
Yea your lambs are very good. I dont mind investing in the breed aslong as I get the results. I want a breed that will do well on grass with little cake input
 

Jonny_2

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We kept Lleyn x Texel gimmers back for a couple of years to get numbers up and they have been good ewes. Have put and Abermax back over them and also a NZ Sufftex from Easy Rams. Both work well, probs a smarter lamb from the Abermax but heavier and easier lambing from the Sufftex.
 

ford4000

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Livestock Farmer
Location
north Wales
I was looking at the aberfield breed. I'm interested in the aberfield sr that has llyen genetic in
I've been crossing aberfield with lleyn ewes for 5 years now and I like the ewes better than pure Lleyn.... But the aberfield SR that I've seen didn't impress me at all
 

Smokey16

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North devon
We kept Lleyn x Texel gimmers back for a couple of years to get numbers up and they have been good ewes. Have put and Abermax back over them and also a NZ Sufftex from Easy Rams. Both work well, probs a smarter lamb from the Abermax but heavier and easier lambing from the Sufftex.
My ewes are all different ages but they have thrown cracking lambs from my texel rams. Have you got any pictures of your abermax or suftex lambs
 

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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