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nellie

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not for the squeemish!- tail docking & castrating
« on: January 29, 2008, 01:13:44 pm »


I  remember finding this information last year. 

http://www.sheep101.info/201/dockcastrate.html

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Rosey

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Re: not for the squeemish!- tail docking & castrating
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008, 08:47:36 am »
I was looking on google for this subject and came up with the Vegan site, it was interesting but everything was "May" cause and I thought it could have been better researched if they wanted to show the suffering it causes. I am going to ask my farmer friend for help as I do not want to do it incorrectly and it is my first year on my own, docking has to be done though as the fly strike was really bad last year.

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
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Re: not for the squeemish!- tail docking & castrating
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008, 02:40:48 pm »
btw getting one of the rubber bands caught on your finger is not recommended (I know i have done it,in college many moons ago)

Rosey

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Re: not for the squeemish!- tail docking & castrating
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2008, 03:55:50 pm »
OOh Fluffywelshsheep I don't fancy that one bit!

kanisha

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Re: not for the squeemish!- tail docking & castrating
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2008, 04:52:20 pm »
get short tailed sheep no docking on ouessants.  ;D
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Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
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Re: not for the squeemish!- tail docking & castrating
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2008, 05:35:37 pm »
hehe very easy to be done when the 'duffer' slips and the band pings off and on to your finger.


swavgav

  • Joined Jan 2008
Re: not for the squeemish!- tail docking & castrating
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2008, 05:17:11 pm »
Hey, better when the tails are covered in substances looking like korma sauce!!! lol

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: not for the squeemish!- tail docking & castrating
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2008, 05:26:38 pm »
lol

 

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