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Bramham Wiltshire Horns

  • Joined Oct 2014
  • leeds
  • Bramham flock Wiltshire Horns
Lockdown
« on: March 23, 2020, 08:46:17 pm »
Hi
In light of Boris Johnson’s address that we are in lockdown, I have a question that I can’t see anywhere

I have sheep on a number of small parcels of land that are due to lamb in a couple of weeks

I don’t own the land and it’s not my primary job

Am I still able to tend to the sheep?

I will be either way but it doesn’t seem clear
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mab

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • carmarthenshire
Re: Lockdown
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 08:56:56 pm »
I would say that comes under the heading of 'animal welfare' so you have to tend to them.

Perris

  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Gower
Re: Lockdown
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 10:00:57 pm »
what about feed stores? presumably they will still be open?

harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Lockdown
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 11:48:38 pm »
what about feed stores? presumably they will still be open?



Pet food shops are allowed to stay open so that will cover feed stores but advise is to ring ahead and check.

bj_cardiff

  • Joined Feb 2017
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: Lockdown
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 06:30:31 am »
Yes, you should be checking your livestock! I have found some feed stores to be running low on some things, its not due to shortages, but people are hoarding feed. Its a hard one as you can't afford to run out but hoarding means that some people will be without :/

crobertson

  • Joined Sep 2015
Re: Lockdown
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 07:52:11 am »
I nipped to Carrs Billington yesterday, they were open and had plenty of stock but no-one was allowed in store, order and pay at the window and your order will get loaded into your car for you.

 

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