Author Topic: 14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?  (Read 2578 times)

plumseverywhere

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14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?
« on: September 06, 2012, 04:42:24 pm »
Silly question really but...local farmer keeps 14 tups of various breeds in the paddock next to ours. Currently I have my 5 soppy pet sheep happily munching away but do I need to worry that the tups will suddenly realise that my ewe's could be up for some fun? the fencing (owned by neighbour) is OK but I don't think it would keep a randy ram out!  Just thinking... breeding season is approaching isn't it?
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lachlanandmarcus

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Re: 14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 04:44:50 pm »
 :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: Yes, and yes  ;D :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:

plumseverywhere

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Re: 14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 04:50:08 pm »
That's pretty much what I thought!! Luckily 3 of my  :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:  are boys! (castrated ones) but they'll be picked on won't they (the entire rams might call them names and stuff.)


MIght need to move paddocks then  ;D
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foobar

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Re: 14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012, 04:50:48 pm »
I have the opposite dilemma ... my 1 ram and 4 ram lambs in a field next door to my neighbours welsh mountain girls (although they are a bit manky so I'm hoping my boys have better taste! ;) ).  I'm thinking one more week or two them move them elsewhere.

Fleecewife

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Re: 14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2012, 05:17:27 pm »
Plums - not only can the tups jump in and the ewes jump out, but they can do the biz through the fence too  :o :o .  Also tups aren't fussy about the sex of what they're humping - so your little lads need to watch out too  :love:   ;D
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SteveHants

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Re: 14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2012, 05:24:19 pm »
I've had rams break down stock fencing to get at ewes, so Id move em pretty soon...

robert waddell

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Re: 14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2012, 05:29:27 pm »
now fleecwife sheep sex through a fence      that must be getting near the imaculate conception :roflanim: :roflanim:      do tell us more :farmer:

in the hills

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Re: 14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012, 06:09:39 pm »
Have read that you need double fencing between ewes and rams because of this.
Can't quite imagine how they manage it  :o :eyelashes:

RaisinHall Tamworths

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Re: 14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2012, 06:38:47 pm »
now fleecwife sheep sex through a fence      that must be getting near the imaculate conception :roflanim: :roflanim:      do tell us more :farmer:

We've had lambs conceived using this method  ::) .  Always have to be careful using the barrier method  ;D  not always 100% reliable

in the hills

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Re: 14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2012, 07:24:00 pm »
 :roflanim: :roflanim: :roflanim:

ScotsGirl

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Re: 14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2012, 10:47:29 pm »
Oh Help!  I have my ram in paddock in middle of field with my ewes batting their eyelids at them.  Presumed they were safe with the stock fence.  How on earth can they manage it through the fence??!! 
 
Meanwhile, my randy ram lamb is trying to hump all the slaughter lambs in another field! Going to give him some girlies to play with this weekend before he goes to his new home next month.

SallyintNorth

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Re: 14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2012, 11:33:11 pm »
Well, on the moorland farm we kept the tups in the next field to the ewes for two-three weeks before tupping, so that the girls had their fancies tickled and would all be cycling when the tups were let in.  We never had any "failures of the barrier method" (love that!  :roflanim:) - and I'm talking 450+ ewes over a period of several years, with only a single-thickness of stock fence between them - plus 20 feet of galvanised gate that you'd have thought might offer 'opportinities' to diligent suitors!  ;)

So I think that one must be breed dependent.  Maybe those Hebs, Soays and so ons are just a little more agile and determined than our Swaledales, Mules, Texels and Blue-faced Leicesters!
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Fleecewife

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Re: 14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2012, 01:01:04 am »
Yes they're sexy ladies  :eyelashes:   I think it requires the ewe to reverse up to the fence and the tup to use his ingenuity.  We haven't seen the deed itself but we have seen the results  :sheep: :sheep: 8)     I can't believe what this forum makes me write  ::) :o :tired:
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robert waddell

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Re: 14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2012, 07:46:39 am »
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plumseverywhere

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Re: 14 rams next field, when do I 'worry'?
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2012, 07:50:09 am »
Today I have to spend the day making my lady sheep look unattractive to the rambo's next door. I shall draw a 'tache and armpit hair on them with purple spray, that should do it.


Failing that, I shall phone the farmer and ask him politely when he is shifting his boys and try and keep the worried tone from my voice.
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