This Farming Life

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by liammogs, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Dump em in the sea.
     
  2. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    Location:
    Ardrossan Ayrshire
    Yes, you are on the west coast islands anyway .
     
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  3. Dave6170

    Dave6170 Member

    Location:
    Watten, caithness
    We can bury sheep here. Dont know how far south you need to go before it changes Cattle have to be collected.
     
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  4. Dave6170

    Dave6170 Member

    Location:
    Watten, caithness
    2017 was shite. Ground conditions were terrible all year. Barley was sprouting in the ear with us
     
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  5. TheRanger

    TheRanger Member

    Location:
    SW Scotland
    You can bury sheep in the following areas according to a quick google search:

    “most of the Scottish islands
    (including the Orkney mainland and Arran), the Kintyre peninsular, the
    eastern parishes of Caithness and Sutherland, Easter Ross, as well as
    the Black Isle”

    Learn something every day
     
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  6. Cowcalf

    Cowcalf Member

    Location:
    North of Scotland
    yes allowed in several remote areas
     
  7. glasshouse

    glasshouse Member

    Location:
    lothians
    Good straw was as scarce as hens teeth last winter.
    Straw price at harvest was crap, and so was the weather, so it all got chopped
     
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  8. Kessock bridge.
     
  9. jamesy

    jamesy Member

    Location:
    Orkney
    Can bury cattle here as well
     
  10. mac

    mac Member

    Location:
    Caithness
    We can bury cattle as well up here till they 36 or 48 months old.

    Mac
     
  11. Jim75

    Jim75 Member

    Location:
    Inverness
    You’re on the wrong side of the water for a change. West of great glen I think rings a belll when we looked
     
  12. Top Tip.

    Top Tip. Member

    Location:
    highland
    West of the A9 I think.
     
  13. I’m west and I can’t.
     
  14. FIL46

    FIL46 Member

    The Shetland lasses are doing a grand job, hard going on the island, I think they have our old class combine saw it in the background we shipped it there over 15 years ago,
    Raymond could have his own daytime show he is right laugh,

    When lambing outside why would you put sheep in such a large field, I would fence it off into small paddocks make catching that sheep a lot easier,

    Roll on later in the year for the next episodes
     
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  15. Dave6170

    Dave6170 Member

    Location:
    Watten, caithness
    He cant shut 500 or 600 ewes or whatever hes got in a small field. Could be a right mess in the morning especially if the weather is bad.
     
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  16. kill

    kill Member

    Location:
    South West
    Probably ort to consider buying a post driver. I was guessing that the snow knocks his fences flat,?
     
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  17. JP1

    JP1 Moderator

    Probably comes with keeping Blondes
     
  18. Dave6170

    Dave6170 Member

    Location:
    Watten, caithness
    Charolais
     
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  19. onthehoof

    onthehoof Member

    Location:
    Cambs
    Surprised folk in the hardest part of UK have such big cows, think Stevie has Charleys too
     
  20. FIL46

    FIL46 Member

    now never said anything about putting that amount of stock in one field, smaller paddocks stocked with a more manageable number, less stress on the farmer for a start and most important less stress on the ewe and her lambs.

    I know it's how it's done and works, I will leave it at that
     
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