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Bramham Wiltshire Horns

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how long to leave a Ram
« on: September 26, 2016, 09:44:01 am »
so we put our new boy with the girls on saturday
how long would you recommend leaving him in with the girls once the job is done

i know some people take them out straight away but is there a reason for this,
i suppose i am think more interms of could he make the sheep abort or anything
he is a Ryeland just incase each breed was different

thanks
in advance

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Re: how long to leave a Ram
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2016, 09:48:26 am »
leave in for a full cycle plus a day or two ... to catch any which missed first time round ... or identify a non working ram (Hopefully Not!)  So I usually go for 3 weeks .... Then OUT!  (so you know when exactly lambing will finish.... wont affect in lamb ewes if he stays in ... but you don't want to be waiting for that ewe which might lamb weeks after most of them!)
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Foobar

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Re: how long to leave a Ram
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 10:02:21 am »
2 x 17 days = 34 days


I leave mine in all winter though (they all get serviced within the two cycles anyway, unless there is something wrong).  It depends whether you want a definite end date of lambing or not.

Bramham Wiltshire Horns

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Re: how long to leave a Ram
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 12:19:00 pm »
I forgot to mention that I only have 4 ewes ha

So was thinking more along the lines of once they are served

Then is it ok to leave him until lambing

Thanks

Foobar

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Re: how long to leave a Ram
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2016, 12:48:32 pm »
Yeah, raddle him (harness or paint) to verify that he's serving them, change the raddle colour every 17 days, then leave him with them.  In theory each ewe should only receive one colour on it's bum.. :)

waterbuffalofarmer

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Re: how long to leave a Ram
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2016, 01:05:24 pm »
We leave ours in until after lambing, always handy in case some don't get in lamb straight away and he will have covered them all then. Some one on here told me about keeping him in to protect lambs from foxes?  :-\
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Bramham Wiltshire Horns

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Re: how long to leave a Ram
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2016, 03:05:00 pm »
cool i will leave him in and then next year i should have a couple of ram lamb to keep him occupied
raddles on fingers crossed

thanks for the advice

Jukes Mum

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Re: how long to leave a Ram
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2016, 03:44:59 pm »
We leave our Ryeland tup in all year (except mid-August 'til the beginning of November). He stays with his girls all winter and through lambing.
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waterbuffalofarmer

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Re: how long to leave a Ram
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2016, 03:52:19 pm »
Just be careful that he doesn't push em off their food during the winter. :)
All the best with lambing everyone! 2017 here we come :excited:
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Bramham Wiltshire Horns

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Re: how long to leave a Ram
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2016, 04:23:36 pm »
We leave our Ryeland tup in all year (except mid-August 'til the beginning of November). He stays with his girls all winter and through lambing.

thank you thats great to know

twizzel

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Re: how long to leave a Ram
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2016, 05:48:03 pm »
Ours went in on Saturday and is coming out first week of December- but that's only because his owner is en route to our holiday ???? He does have a harness on though to see what's going on... Served his first ewe last night  :thumbsup:

waterbuffalofarmer

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Re: how long to leave a Ram
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2016, 06:17:17 pm »
I would advise though that if you advertising on preloved if they are pregnant or might be you cannot say that on the advert as they refuse to list any animal whether it be farm or pet if it is pregnant or if it might be, only found this out today! :( I understand why for pets, but farm animals no
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Marches Farmer

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Re: how long to leave a Ram
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2016, 11:59:52 am »
cool i will leave him in and then next year i should have a couple of ram lamb to keep him occupied
raddles on fingers crossed

Don't forget that he shouldn't have the same hard feed as the ewes get in late pregnancy.  It will cause urinary calculi in rams.

Bramham Wiltshire Horns

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Re: how long to leave a Ram
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2016, 01:07:57 pm »
Thanks for that advice
Much appreciated

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Re: how long to leave a Ram
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2016, 04:23:35 pm »
with only 4 I would leave him in too.

 Just to clarify   2x17 is 34  but generally ewe should get pregnant first time  (34 days is a drawn out lambing)  I use teaser so 21 days is long enough (odd one not pregnant gets outed) .
Linda

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