Sheeps feet

MRT

Member
As I've been such an arsehole - ill throw in something nice. If you want to look into dairy sheep and large sheep dairy, then most are based in Dorset, and the man you want to speak to is the guru of milking sheep - Yoav Alony - Gilboa who is an Israeli sheep vet and the Uks leading authority on all things milking sheep. He works for Friars Moor vets.
The sh!t sandwich is meant to be something good, something bad, something good. I think you need a second something good and the filling is still on the outside. Motivational speaking not for you.
 
Ps. . . . did I say anything false at all? Or is it just that folk dont like an honest and blunt answer.
Nobody suggested you said anything false.
Any clown can give blunt answers, I spend most of my time being more polite than I want to be, many wouldn't want to hear my thoughts on them, but we live in a reasonably civilized society and manners cost nothing.

Some say they want honesty, but very few are happy when they get an honest no frills summary of what others think of them.
 
Nobody suggested you said anything false.
Any clown can all give blunt answers, I spend most of my time being more polite than I want to be, most wouldn't want to hear my thoughts on them, but we live in a reasonably civilized society and manners cost nothing.

Some say they want honesty, but very few are happy when they get an honest no frills summary of what others think of them.
That’s a fit enough point. I tend to either get ignored or called a c.*nt no matter what I achieve so I think I’ve just got a little bit harsher. I am also perpetually tired. Probably something I need to work on.

I should probably apologise to the OP. No offence intended and as you say it is very easy to give a blunt and uncharitable reply.

I shall try to work on it a bit!
 

debe

Member
Location
Wilts
I can trim about 30 an hour through a combi clamp, it's not massively skilled but you can do some serious damage very quickly. The big goat dairies use conveyors and contract staff to trim. There was an animal welfare case when one team were secretly filmed beating goats, seriously unimpressive.

For any number your going to be circa £2 a sheep. Best margin is 5 sheep or less and charging £50 minimum.
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
I can trim about 30 an hour through a combi clamp, it's not massively skilled but you can do some serious damage very quickly. The big goat dairies use conveyors and contract staff to trim. There was an animal welfare case when one team were secretly filmed beating goats, seriously unimpressive.

For any number your going to be circa £2 a sheep. Best margin is 5 sheep or less and charging £50 minimum.
The problem with the 5 sheep job’s are they often have them as lawnmowers or are vegan (that’s what we find around here) and turning a sheep over to inspect its feet would be deemed cruel in their eyes, especially when their BCS 8 and feet are curled over each other from being inside a stable for 6 months of the year on ad lib course mix their the ones that are cruel.. 🤦🏻‍♂️
 
Nobody cares. Apart from your mum - if you are lucky
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Willie adie

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
The problem with the 5 sheep job’s are they often have them as lawnmowers or are vegan (that’s what we find around here) and turning a sheep over to inspect its feet would be deemed cruel in their eyes, especially when their BCS 8 and feet are curled over each other from being inside a stable for 6 months of the year on ad lib course mix their the ones that are cruel.. 🤦🏻‍♂️
And woe betide if you start to cut out rotten bits and blood appears!!!
 

unlacedgecko

Member
Livestock Farmer
I do a ladies 8 sheep and charge £50. They're very large fiesty Jacob ewes with the horns. Mainly covers the cost of plasters as they're loose in a stable when I turn up.

I used to get £40 for shearing 4 pet Jacob cross ewes. I did their feet and fly pour on for free, but got the use of a secure lock up for my quad.
 

Wood field

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South Pennines
The old boys that owned the lock up used to get plenty of lamb and accompanying bottles or red wine. We had a very good relationship.

It's nice to be nice. But I don't let anyone take the pee.
I can go along with that, from a different perspective we only use outside help at shearing time and occasionally a bit of lambing help , we feed and water the guys( and girls) pay bang on time and generally appreciate their work , but if they take the pee they don’t come back
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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