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  Topic: When to send off lambs & what to expect back
pete2

Replies: 8
Views: 15115
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Oct 03, 17 5:30 pm   Subject: When to send off lambs & what to expect back
Hi, I had one of the lambs home killed three weeks ago - again not sure of any of the weights but finished with not much fat and tasted superb - aged 6.5 months. This week I sent another off but to th ...
  Topic: When to send off lambs & what to expect back
pete2

Replies: 8
Views: 15115
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Jul 28, 17 3:21 pm   Subject: When to send off lambs & what to expect back
Thanks all - I bumped into another owner of Southdowns last week and he said that he sends his off at six months finished on grass, and as long as they are in good condition they should be fine. I wil ...
  Topic: When to send off lambs & what to expect back
pete2

Replies: 8
Views: 15115
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Jul 03, 17 3:54 pm   Subject: When to send off lambs & what to expect back
Hi
Could anyone out there who has kept southdown lambs before give me some guidance and advice on expected killing out weights? also the best age for them to go. They were all born the first week of ...
  Topic: Grass growing on sheeps fleece
pete2

Replies: 3
Views: 13141
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Jun 27, 17 2:32 pm   Subject: Grass growing on sheeps fleece
Thought I would close the loop on this - the shearer came last month and I relayed the germinating seed to him, he explained that this is a fairly common occurrence and no need to worry about it. So, ...
  Topic: Grass growing on sheeps fleece
pete2

Replies: 3
Views: 13141
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Jan 13, 17 6:46 pm   Subject: Grass growing on sheeps fleece
Noticed today that my lambs have got germinated grass seeds in their fleece with the grass about two inches long and 30 to 40 shoots per Lamb around the shoulders/base of neck area. I can see this has ...
  Topic: Southdown Ram
pete2

Replies: 3
Views: 4090
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 15 11:16 am   Subject: Southdown Ram
Hi, Looks like I am now sorted out - managed to get a very local contact from the Southdown Society.
  Topic: Southdown Ram
pete2

Replies: 3
Views: 4090
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 15 3:20 pm   Subject: Southdown Ram
Hi
I am looking for a Southdown Ram for September time to run with a few Southdown's. If possible I would favour hiring one in rather than buying - not just because its cheaper but after he has done ...
  Topic: Fly Strike
pete2

Replies: 10
Views: 8331
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Jul 28, 14 1:54 pm   Subject: Fly Strike
Yes, I would prefer not to use Chemicals and next year will hold off until they have been sheared. Its my first year with Sheep so still finding my feet a bit with them. But know I`m going to put them ...
  Topic: Fly Strike
pete2

Replies: 10
Views: 8331
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Jul 28, 14 1:04 pm   Subject: Fly Strike
The weather has been so humid (I'm in the south) over the last week and its the ideal conditions for the blow flys - cool weather on its way though!
  Topic: Fly Strike
pete2

Replies: 10
Views: 8331
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Jul 28, 14 11:50 am   Subject: Fly Strike
Apologies if this has been posted twice today by me......This week I saw my first case of fly strike on my Lambs. The lambs had been clicked when I bought them in mid-May and at the time I thought the ...
  Topic: stunted courgette plants
pete2

Replies: 7
Views: 4550
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 02, 14 8:29 am   Subject: stunted courgette plants
No trees nearby or aphids. I been giving it more thought and after germination I put them out without hardening them off and so I `m wondering if this has caused the spindly growth. The pumpkin and Sq ...
  Topic: stunted courgette plants
pete2

Replies: 7
Views: 4550
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 28, 14 5:00 pm   Subject: stunted courgette plants
I have now taken off all then fruits and also given them some liquid tomato feed so will see how things go.
  Topic: stunted courgette plants
pete2

Replies: 7
Views: 4550
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 27, 14 7:29 pm   Subject: stunted courgette plants
I normally grow a dozen courgette plants and have good heavy crops using F1 seeds. Each year one or two plants are stunted, small leaves, small stalks and fruit but this year 90% of the plants are stu ...
  Topic: Food price reduced
pete2

Replies: 7
Views: 30828
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Mon Jun 02, 14 11:25 am   Subject: Food price reduced
In our local Co-op at around 7pm most evenings, the staff put out a trolley of reduced priced food - food that is coming up to its best before date. Bread 10p loaf, half Cucumbers 13p, belly rashers 3 ...
  Topic: Esay Care Sheep
pete2

Replies: 26
Views: 34293
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 14 8:07 pm   Subject: Esay Care Sheep
Hi all - just thought I would give an update, I went for South Down Ewe lambs in the end. First plan is that I will keep them until the early winter then into the freezer and the alternative or second ...
 
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