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vfr400boy

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Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2020, 08:12:51 pm »
Lambing ewes that have been there and done it all before is one of the best ways to get into lambing. I used to know an old farmer who only ever bought 3 crop ewes because he said that his days of staying up all night lambing were over. He used to have very few problems.


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vfr400boy

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Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2021, 09:17:53 pm »
So the lad am getting the sheep off is now not giving up his flock  ??? How ever he said he will still honour his offer of buying some ewes, because of the wet weather he has not managed to get the ewes scanned so can't be sure who's carrying what,  but he did say he will lamb them and let me have them lambs at foot wich takes the pressure off me loads ! My daughter is a bit disappointed but I feel some what relieved ha

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Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2021, 07:33:13 am »
make sure he honours the price too!    and ensure all lambs he sells you have had colostrum at birth.   and dont accept just the four he offers you ask to select from a group of at least 8 ..... or you will be dumped with his worst 4 ..... which are probably the wildest  (they would certainly be the first ones I would dispose of)
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twizzel

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Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2021, 09:27:21 am »
I’m not sure why he couldn’t get them scanned... the weather doesn’t really affect scanning? I would expect to pay more though, he has done all the hard work of lambing. A good mule ewe with twins at foot is worth far more than the £120 he quoted for in lamb ewes.

vfr400boy

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Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2021, 09:43:25 am »
He says field was 2 wet to get the scan mans truck in ?
     How much is a mule worth with lambs? Just a ball park figure? Thanks

shep53

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Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2021, 10:33:15 am »
Anywhere from £50 to £90 per life depending on how all are doing condition wise

 

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