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agri293

  • Joined Nov 2010
sheep mot
« 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 :

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: sheep mot
« Reply #1 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.

humphreymctush

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • orkney
Re: sheep mot
« Reply #2 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

colliewoman

  • Global Moderator
  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Pilton
  • Caution! May spontaneously talk rabbits!
Re: sheep mot
« Reply #3 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.

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