You know you are lambing /calving when?

TibTib

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
Whilst slowly stretching a ewe that I'd caught n left twice to open up, I realised how comfy it was to rest my head on the side of the sheep, oh this is nice. I didn't fall asleep whilst lambing her but I bet someone's done it. Come on own up!
 

hendrebc

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Livestock Farmer
There's a hole in your welly but you've not had a chance chance go and get another pair so you put up with a wet foot for a few days. Get a chance to go get a pair and realise you've driven to the welly shop and they are closed because you didn't realise it was Easter Sunday and are still putting up with a damp foot a week later.
I'll go tomorrow. 🤪
have been saying that for about 10 days.... could have ordered a pair and had them delivered, had the wrong size sent them back and had another pair delivered in that time but the shop is only 3 ducking miles away :X3:
 
When it feels like the bills for feeding /fuel /fertiliser and lambing sundries all add up to more than a small African countries gdp.....
I was thinking about this yesterday everything is expensive even lambing is an expensive job now years ago it was dog and stick now it’s more like a factory but the lambs saved do cover the expense but it’s money you never see that way
 
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The girls here lift the buckets and empty them when marking 1 hour before they go out, any unnecessary wetness only adds to watery mouth and bacteria build up
We aren’t that well organised here I don’t know what I’m doing in an hours time there could be two cows calving by then
We do lift the buckets out though and lime the whole lot after a week.
 

unlacedgecko

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Livestock Farmer
I was thinking about this yesterday everything is expensive even lambing is an expensive job now years ago it was dog and stick now it’s more like a factory but the lambs saved do cover the expense but it’s money you never see that way
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Still possible to lamb dog and stick.
 

Bury the Trash

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Mixed Farmer
----when you get up & go to bed the same time as usual
The only difference with the rest of the year is i may have a couple of lambs to feed occasionally & i'm leisurely checking the ewes every day so get to sit and observe them more than i would at other times
but you don't mention the work (mental as well as physical) that you mustve put in to get to that point, breeding up such maternal stock fit for purpose.
Its a good flock of sheep you've got there sounds like and i bet they haven't happened by chance or just going out and buying in every autumn either.

A very refreshing post i must say.
 

Bones

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Location
n Ireland
I was on number 3 an hour ago. Had to lamb a cheviot ewe at dark last night, so brought her andthe 2 lambs in. All happy this morning so took her and the lanbs out to field. She promptly jumps out of trailer and away up hill without lambs, get round her and drive her back. She stays fir5 mins , I go into next field. Look over fence and she taking off up hill with 1 lamb. 🤬🤬🤬
Now back in shed doing a bit more bonding and proudly wearing a cull tag
If she has any female offspring,, cull tag that to
 

Electricfencer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
My Sunday evening treat is to take the weeks "death" to the kennels, the fun bits are driving past the London folk on there last walk of the weekend in the Cotswold's with a trailer load of dead sheep (bet they can still taste that smell now:oops:), the other is looking through the book and seeing what other people have lost, someone told me on Friday that he hadn't lost a ewe but in the book he has dropped off 5 this week!! The book never lies!!:p:ROFLMAO:
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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