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egglady

  • Joined Jun 2009
Do I need to shear last years lambs?
« on: June 05, 2011, 10:13:49 pm »
nothing to add - oh other than they are shetlands, but dont look like they are going to self roo (like some of their mummy's!)

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Do I need to shear last years lambs?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 10:51:43 pm »
Yes.  First fleeces are less likely to self-roo than subsequent years
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egglady

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: Do I need to shear last years lambs?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 08:51:02 am »
thannks fleecewife, will get on the case today then :)

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Do I need to shear last years lambs?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 02:23:43 pm »
Most of mine got done May 25th, quite early, but especially the shetlands were well risen, also in the hoggs. Shearer was pleased with them, so I think yours should be ready now.

lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Do I need to shear last years lambs?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2011, 05:22:28 pm »
the only 3 we have so far done were also pretty ready rising wise so go for it!

 

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