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suzi

  • Joined Jul 2022
handling system recomendations
« on: September 23, 2022, 01:11:00 pm »
im after some tried and tested ideas on a hadling system.
i have 8 sheep right now, looking to up it to about 20/25 in the next 5 years.

can anyone suggest a work horse type system please


twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: handling system recomendations
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2022, 02:22:24 pm »
If you’ve got somewhere to leave it set up, a simple race would suffice like this below. I have mine set up in a shed with a couple of pens https://iae.co.uk/product-agriculture/economy-portable-sheep-race/


If you want mobile, rappa have a few yards that can be moved around, fairly pricey though.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: handling system recomendations
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2022, 05:30:28 pm »
I had something similar to twizzel in terms of race, guillotine gate and shedding gate. Mine was from IAE. I also had a Modulamb AI crate, which wasn't cheap but it allowed my to do feet (like a pony) dag, jag, dose, trim face (we had Ryelands and wool blindness was an issue) on my own (much less stressful than with help  :innocent: ). I also had a forcing gate (just a hurdle) which hinged at the guillotine gate to force them up the race.

suzi

  • Joined Jul 2022
Re: handling system recomendations
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2022, 08:02:38 am »
thank you. i think thats eaxctly what i need along with hurdles.

ill have a search and get ordering 1 for next year

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: handling system recomendations
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2022, 08:07:59 am »
You can find them second hand sometimes, would be worth looking as new they’re over £1000 now. I paid £200 for my basic race, end gate, front stop gate and shedding gate. Make sure whatever you get is galvanised and has a sheeted race, there’s quite a few powder coated cheap knock offs with normal bars for the race sections which wouldn’t help sheep flow.


I’m looking for a second hand rappa but not found one yet. We may look at a new one when the new round of government grants come out.

 

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