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Author Topic: Question for woollyshepard and other experianced shepards and shepardesses  (Read 5710 times)

waterhouse

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Re: Question for woollyshepard and other experianced shepards and shepardesses
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2011, 08:30:56 pm »
We're doing the same as Tilly - putting out in the morning and bringing in overnight to a lean-to which is open on one side.  The ewes are so keen to come in that they run far ahead of the lambs in the evening.  We're also using Mayomats to minimise the amount of straw needed and make mucking out easy

andywalt

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Re: Question for woollyshepard and other experianced shepards and shepardesses
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2011, 10:50:13 pm »
Mayomats?
Suffolk x romneys and Texel X with Romney Tup, Shetlands and Southdown Tup

waterhouse

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Re: Question for woollyshepard and other experianced shepards and shepardesses
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2011, 11:08:16 pm »
Sorry, Mayomats are a rubber mat used for bedding for cows and horses and made in Ireland.  They're thick and smooth surfaced, dead easy to clean and move compared with conventional rubber mats which IMHO are awful.  They are ferociously expensive but worth watching eBay for cos they don't seem to wear out.

andywalt

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Re: Question for woollyshepard and other experianced shepards and shepardesses
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2011, 06:33:07 pm »
i see ok thanks for that
Suffolk x romneys and Texel X with Romney Tup, Shetlands and Southdown Tup

Rosemary

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Re: Question for woollyshepard and other experianced shepards and shepardesses
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2011, 07:58:50 pm »
I have horse mats that I bought for Smokey years ago and they have proved invaluable. I use them for the lambing pens as they are easy to disinfect but provide insulation and a comfortable surface; I've also cut one up as a base for the pen I use for chicks (for the same reasons) and have a bit as a kneeling mat for the garden. Oh, and Tess has a bit on the floor of her kennel.

I think cow mats woudl be cheaper - call anything equine and add 10% to the price.

Brucklay

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Re: Question for woollyshepard and other experianced shepards and shepardesses
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2011, 09:23:04 pm »
I use them too, on the shelves for the Pygmy's - so they don't slide off and the clean up so well, just a wee brush
Pygmy Goats, Shetland Sheep, Zip & Indie the Border Collies, BeeBee the cat and a wreak of a building to renovate!!

 

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