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humphreymctush

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • orkney
Re: HANDLING SYSTEMS
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2010, 05:19:53 pm »
heres the last couple going in with the forcing gate closed right in
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andywalt

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • kent
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Re: HANDLING SYSTEMS
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2010, 08:15:54 pm »
great photos of the system, the sheep and the dogs... what breed sheep are they humpfry?
Suffolk x romneys and Texel X with Romney Tup, Shetlands and Southdown Tup

humphreymctush

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • orkney
Re: HANDLING SYSTEMS
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2010, 07:41:41 am »
these are this years lambs. Some are pure shetland and some are shetlandxsuffolk

andywalt

  • Joined Aug 2010
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Re: HANDLING SYSTEMS
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2010, 09:10:50 am »
I thought I could see some suffolk in them, how do you find them to handle? are they good parents at lambing time? do they need much assistance at lambing? what do they taste like?  ;D ;D

I hope you dont mind me throwing you some questions?

cheers

andy
Suffolk x romneys and Texel X with Romney Tup, Shetlands and Southdown Tup

humphreymctush

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • orkney
Re: HANDLING SYSTEMS
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2010, 12:04:06 pm »
suffolks are easy to handle because they are docile although they are quite big. All my ewes are shetland. I have no suffolk ewes because they are not good mothers and would often require assistance at lambing time, I have a suffolk ram who I use on the shetland ewes to make butchers lambs. I use a shetland ram on the gimmers so they have a smaller lamb for their first time. The female pure-bred lambs are for breeding and the wethers I sometimes grow on for mutton. This year I am also selling some female suffolk shetland cross lambs as breeding ewes.

andywalt

  • Joined Aug 2010
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Re: HANDLING SYSTEMS
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2010, 01:10:26 pm »
Thats interesting, so shetlands are very good mothers? and medium sized? and you use the size of the suffolk ram to give good lambs for meat.  The flock I am getting in a few weeks are suffolk x kent ewes...ive never heard of a kent ewe but hopefully are better mothers
Suffolk x romneys and Texel X with Romney Tup, Shetlands and Southdown Tup

humphreymctush

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • orkney
Re: HANDLING SYSTEMS
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2010, 05:40:22 pm »
shetlands are small

 

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