Tupping 2017

Discussion in 'Livestock & Forage' started by trewern, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Al R

    Al R Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    34 rams pulled in the last few days, 22 today, had a look at a group of 73 ewe lambs, 3 rams which had all been with ewes for a few weeks before and 73/73 marked in 29-30days, we raddled when they went in just to see if they were in season, havnt raddled since. 30/73 were served in 11 days.

    8 rams including Ho Chi Mingh are coming out tomorrow and that’s all out then.
     
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  2. Bill dog

    Bill dog Member

    Location:
    S w scotland
    Who’s Ho Chi Mingh? Is he your best Gingemong?
     
  3. Al R

    Al R Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    No he’s the Exlana with a massive beard.
     
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  4. Bill dog

    Bill dog Member

    Location:
    S w scotland
    Blond moment sorry, I remember when u got him, u put a picture up! Hope he does the job for you !(y)
     
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  5. neilo

    neilo Member

    Location:
    Montgomeryshire
    A Baldymong?:rolleyes:
     
  6. ffukedfarmer

    ffukedfarmer Member

    Location:
    West Kent
    I was disappointed that only 6 out of 71 ewe lambs had been marked after 2 weeks with the ram and the previous 2 weeks with the teaser.

    On closer inspection the crayon holder has come off the (nearly new) harness :mad:

    I'll have to put on a new harness with a different colour crayon.
     
  7. Seth 2

    Seth 2 Member

    Location:
    limousin
    Just an update to say that these harnesses worked very well. i had 5 out on charolais tups and non if them slipped or moved. I just tightened them up a bit when i changed the crayon at 14days.
     
  8. Gwyn

    Gwyn Member

    @easyram1
    The 2 Suffolk ram lambs I bought this year served 158 out of 162 ewes. They both weighed the same pre and post tupping with no loss of condition, no lameness and no dags. Happy with that!
     
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  9. easyram1

    easyram1 Member

    Location:
    North Shropshire
    I am delighted to hear all has gone well. It still gives me a real buzz to have good feedback and I remain surpised by any praise - probably I have had too many years in the pedigree world to expect unsolicited compliments.
     
  10. neilo

    neilo Member

    Location:
    Montgomeryshire
    Highlander ewe lambs getting covered nicely now, but still a few coming tupping each day after 3 weeks. At least they'll not be in a mad rush in April...
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    The trailer full of uglieness that's responsible for the pretty colours...

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  11. ford4000

    ford4000 Member

    Location:
    north Wales
    Took the rams from the ewe lambs today after 4 weeks, they had a Primera ram for the first 2 weeks who tupped about 35 , then a texel and a charollais tup have run with them.
    Still keeping their BCS on the "controlled starvation " system 20171201_152319.jpg 20171201_160517.jpg
     
  12. shearerlad

    shearerlad Member

    Changed crayons on tups today, 206 marked out of 250 in 14 days. Should easily cover the remaining 44 plus any returns in the last week


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    Where have all the girls gone??
     
  13. Guiggs

    Guiggs Member

    Location:
    Leicestershire
    You've put a Texel on ewe lambs?
    Isn't that a little risky?
     
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  14. aangus

    aangus Member

    Location:
    cumbria
    Risky or brave
     
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  15. Bwcho

    Bwcho Member

    Location:
    Cymru
    What make hurdles have you got there?
     
  16. ford4000

    ford4000 Member

    Location:
    north Wales
    Used texels for years! Using the right type is key. ...or just saying it's a NZ texel.....
     
  17. ford4000

    ford4000 Member

    Location:
    north Wales
    No idea I'm afraid, from local ag merchant
     
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