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Livestock => Sheep => Topic started by: agri293 on October 27, 2011, 07:56:21 pm

Title: sheep mot
Post by: agri293 on October 27, 2011, 07:56:21 pm
hi there i am bringing my breeding ewes and store lambs at the weekend for a check i need a bit of advice on what to check for and what are the best products to use ccheers :
Title: Re: sheep mot
Post by: Anke on October 27, 2011, 09:14:49 pm
Have you got Tim Tyne's book? It's really all in there!

Breeding ewes: check udders (soft and by now quite small), do pedicure, check body condition (although by now they should be quite well covered if tup goes in in a couple of weeks), check teeth if they are older.

Store lambs: just a quick check of their feet, condition, weigh if you can - if you plan to sell them soon-ish.
Title: Re: sheep mot
Post by: humphreymctush on October 29, 2011, 05:05:02 pm
Apart from teeth and udders its actually easier to see if a sheep is healthy by watching it in the field
Title: Re: sheep mot
Post by: colliewoman on October 30, 2011, 10:12:25 am
teeth, tails, toes and tits thats what i was taught ;D
i ran mine through the race to check condition then tipped them all up to check the list above. i never needed any product except the minty smelling udder cream. my hands split and bleed and the udder cream is amazing for them.

oh and chocolate.