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VSS

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Pen Llyn
    • Viable Self Sufficiency.co.uk
Lambing Course
« on: January 01, 2011, 06:17:18 pm »
We will be running our popular lambing course again this year, now firmly established in the calendar as the "Rolls Royce" of lambing courses. Participants gain hands on experience of all aspects of lambing and develop the confidence and knowledge required to lamb their own flocks or to carry out contract lambing on larger holdings.

Dates are 18th - 22nd March 2011. Places are stictly limited and allocated on a first come, first seved basis.

To view an online brochure, go to http://www.viableselfsufficiency.co.uk/brochure.html

or email info@viableselfsufficiency.co.uk
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Meh!

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • West Lothian
Re: Lambing Course
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011, 02:57:50 pm »
Hi, where is the couse based? the brochure doesn't seem to say?
Sorry if I have missed it!

andywalt

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Re: Lambing Course
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011, 04:18:25 pm »
they are in Pen lyn, Wales  too far for me unfortunatley otherwise Id go
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VSS

  • Joined Jan 2009
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    • Viable Self Sufficiency.co.uk
Re: Lambing Course
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011, 02:39:36 pm »
You are never too far away.

We  have had people on the course from, amongst others, John O Groats, South of France, Jersey, Brussels, Northern Ireland, Essex, and alot of places in between!
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andywalt

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Re: Lambing Course
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2011, 05:52:22 pm »
The other thing is 11 of my ewes are lambing in two weeks time.

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

waterhouse

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Re: Lambing Course
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2011, 06:01:11 pm »
Sounds like you may be running your own course then!

One of mine is "imminent" and has been so for the last fortnight.  We're both going to be learning this the hands-on way!

andywalt

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Re: Lambing Course
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2011, 06:09:35 pm »
Yes !! I have had my head in all the available books, I bring them in undercover this weekend and setting up the pens tomorrow. some of the girls look sooo heavy they could drop at any time.
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oaklandspigs

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • East Sussex
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Re: Lambing Course
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2011, 06:17:00 pm »
First two of ours due anyday - good luck with the course !
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andywalt

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Re: Lambing Course
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2011, 06:35:20 pm »
make sure you post a picture of the new borns we will all want to see them, you should strat a new topic, first one to lamb post your photosand see whos is first !!!


andy
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waterhouse

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Re: Lambing Course
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2011, 06:53:44 pm »
For sure.

We've could try taking the girl jogging to bring her on early...  Suspect Jill will do things in her own time.  Fortunately she has done it before so at least one of us is competent.  The scan on 16 Dec was unable to say whether it was twins or a single, but her sister who is due in three weeks looks bigger.  I guess when she lambs I'll have to check to see whether there's another one coming along behind.

Getting really good at looking at sheep though.

andywalt

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Re: Lambing Course
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2011, 06:58:12 pm »
Yup its very exciting

I will keep you all posted, fingers crossed
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VSS

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Re: Lambing Course
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2011, 07:20:41 pm »
The other thing is 11 of my ewes are lambing in two weeks time.

They'll be finished by March ;)

or read the Sheep Book for Smallholders. :)
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andywalt

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Re: Lambing Course
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2011, 08:44:50 pm »
its a long story but 11 are due in jan/feb and 12 are due in April, Ive had years of experiance with cows so not a total novice.


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

daddymatty82

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • swindon
Re: Lambing Course
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2011, 09:14:30 pm »
Sheep Book for Smallholders

 ::) still on my list to get

andywalt

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Re: Lambing Course
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2011, 10:08:17 pm »
I had in my stocking....

introduction to sheep keeping...jane upton
sheep ailments  seventh edition  Eddie Straiton
lambing techniques  Agnes C Winter


all are great
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