vaccinating and rain

spin cycle

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Location
north norfolk
ok...i admit it...i'm a 'nonce' but i've a question :rolleyes:

ewes didn't get hep'd so i've been pretty sharp vaccinating lambs in batches at 3 weeks...until now:banghead:...been held up....got 100 at 4 weeks for first dose and 50 for second.....now i don't like to vaccinate before a weather 'stress' event so tom afternoon looks wet and saturday grim.....should i wait til sunday or crack on?

i appreciate you big lads probably have to crack on regardless:)
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
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Montgomeryshire
ok...i admit it...i'm a 'nonce' but i've a question :rolleyes:

ewes didn't get hep'd so i've been pretty sharp vaccinating lambs in batches at 3 weeks...until now:banghead:...been held up....got 100 at 4 weeks for first dose and 50 for second.....now i don't like to vaccinate before a weather 'stress' event so tom afternoon looks wet and saturday grim.....should i wait til sunday or crack on?

i appreciate you big lads probably have to crack on regardless:)
Don’t do them wet, whatever your calendar says!

I remember being halfway through jabbing a bunch of 250 ewes & their lambs in late May one year, when a thunderstorm hit. Sheep (and me) were obviously drenched, but I figured I had started the mob so I needed to finish, so carried on after the storm had passed.
I must of had 50% of those lambs develop abscesses at the injection site, something I’d never seen before or since.

I don’t ever jab wet sheep now, delaying by a week is neither here nor there.
 
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Fendt516profi

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Yorkshire
thank you....really appreciate the advice (y)
ok...i admit it...i'm a 'nonce' but i've a question :rolleyes:

ewes didn't get hep'd so i've been pretty sharp vaccinating lambs in batches at 3 weeks...until now:banghead:...been held up....got 100 at 4 weeks for first dose and 50 for second.....now i don't like to vaccinate before a weather 'stress' event so tom afternoon looks wet and saturday grim.....should i wait til sunday or crack on?

i appreciate you big lads probably have to crack on regardless:)
Might want to rephrase that
 

Plopper

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ok...i admit it...i'm a 'nonce' but i've a question :rolleyes:

ewes didn't get hep'd so i've been pretty sharp vaccinating lambs in batches at 3 weeks...until now:banghead:...been held up....got 100 at 4 weeks for first dose and 50 for second.....now i don't like to vaccinate before a weather 'stress' event so tom afternoon looks wet and saturday grim.....should i wait til sunday or crack on?

i appreciate you big lads probably have to crack on regardless:)
fair play for the honesty my friend.
 
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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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