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Sheep / Re: Grass pellets
« Last post by moprabbit on Today at 09:53:11 am »
Thanks Buttermilk! I'll give them a go. I've got 4 greedy girls, that's why I shall only give them 1pellet as a treat!
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Coffee Lounge / Re: I know it's been done before but...
« Last post by PK on Today at 08:55:50 am »
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Sheep / Re: Feed blocks
« Last post by Buttermilk on Today at 08:41:18 am »
I have 18 Zwartbles gannets who have cleaned up a lifeline bucket in 6 days.  They are not short of feed as they have access to ad lib hay.  The general lick bucket they have had since tupping has hardly been touched.
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Sheep / Re: Grass pellets
« Last post by Buttermilk on Today at 08:37:52 am »
I feed grass pellets to my sheep.  When putting in a trough I do damp them but only because I have one greedy sheep that stuffs her mouth full, does not chew and then gets choke.  However just a single pellet does not need soaking for sheep.
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Coffee Lounge / Re: I know it's been done before but...
« Last post by Buttermilk on Today at 08:34:11 am »
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Coffee Lounge / Re: I know it's been done before but...
« Last post by Perris on Today at 08:08:21 am »
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Land Management / Re: Pig muck spreading on grazing land
« Last post by Anke on Today at 07:16:54 am »

Also given that you are Billquay farm - do you have any sheep that are very sensitive to Copper, any of the rare breed ones?



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Coffee Lounge / Re: Understanding Tags help
« Last post by Anke on Today at 07:13:18 am »
Yep, I have only one herd number for both, and just whichever tag comes next for whoever needs tagging. On movement forms etc you will have to tick which species it si anyway - goat or sheep. It's a bit insane, but hey...
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Coffee Lounge / Re: Understanding Tags help
« Last post by bj_cardiff on Today at 07:10:58 am »
For the purpose of Tagging sheep and goats are the same.

So if you tagged 10 sheep and 5 goats this year you'd tag them 0001-15, it doesn't matter what species. The numbers are centrally generated/held by the Eid system and they issue them in sequence. If you order Eid slaughter tags that do not have a visual number they will have an (internal) Eid number, so if your number sequence suddenly jumps by 20, that is the reason why.
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Coffee Lounge / Re: I know it's been done before but...
« Last post by Rupert the bear on Today at 01:19:11 am »
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