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Big Light

  • Joined Aug 2011
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Re: Sheep Race Plans - Your Comments Please!
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2014, 08:19:54 pm »
Looks smashing and plenty of combos to make it work
Proper job!

ScotsGirl

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • Wiltshire
Re: Sheep Race Plans - Your Comments Please!
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2014, 09:45:36 pm »
Absolutely brilliant! Well done. Life will be so much easier, wish I had enough permanent ground to do the same.

marka

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Moray, NE Scotland
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Re: Sheep Race Plans - Your Comments Please!
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2014, 12:37:55 am »
Well you've definitely been busy - looks great mate
Castlemilk Moorit sheep and Belted Galloway cattle, plus other hangers on.

Brucklay

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Perthshire
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Re: Sheep Race Plans - Your Comments Please!
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2014, 10:15:13 am »
That's fantastic - really excellent job  :thumbsup:
Pygmy Goats, Shetland Sheep, Zip & Indie the Border Collies, BeeBee the cat and a wreak of a building to renovate!!

midtown

  • Joined Oct 2013
  • English Lake District
Re: Sheep Race Plans - Your Comments Please!
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2014, 11:21:54 am »
Excellent job  :thumbsup:
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shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Sheep Race Plans - Your Comments Please!
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2014, 12:42:37 pm »
 Excellent  :thumbsup: if I could suggest  put in a fence post for the 16ft gate to open on to this will give a very heavy long gate support to keep it level as a lot of strain on the hanging post , also this will allow the gate to be kept open so that the gims can walk in and out without fear .  if they disturb the stick you have holding it in the picture and it closes on them maybe some in and some out they will never trust it again

Nicki_W

  • Joined Jan 2014
Re: Sheep Race Plans - Your Comments Please!
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2014, 04:46:30 pm »
Last pic...are they Castlemilk Moorits?  If they are we have had some of these - the most untrusting of all sheep I think - perhaps this is why they are rare (difficult to handle).

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Sheep Race Plans - Your Comments Please!
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2014, 05:16:16 pm »
Yes, good idea Shep. I haven't decided yet which gates we will be leaving open for access, but if it ends up being the big ones, I'll definitely add some snecking posts  :thumbsup: .
 
Nicki_W - They're Manx Loaghtans, so you're along the right lines. Lovely sheep, but as already discussed on other threads, I do struggle with them being so flighty. This was actually the main reason for installing the pen in the first place!
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

smallflockshearing

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Devon
Re: Sheep Race Plans - Your Comments Please!
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2014, 08:32:37 pm »
Lovely job.  Very nice workmanship by the looks of it.
One small suggestion is that if you half-bury 2x4 retaining boards, held in place with 2x2 pegs around the perimeter, then the stones should be contained and their gradual dispersal around the field delayed.
Carefully shearing small flocks throughout the South-West.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Sheep Race Plans - Your Comments Please!
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2014, 09:29:24 pm »
Just gotta speak up for Castlemilk Moorits - my two are very tame, one almost annoyingly so ;).  My two Manxes are also pretty tame - eat from your hand - but it's much harder to catch the Manxes in the field than the Castlemilks. 
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Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: Sheep Race Plans - Your Comments Please!
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2014, 11:40:07 am »
Very smart, a job well done which should make life much easier :thumbsup: .

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Sheep Race Plans - Your Comments Please!
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2020, 11:36:01 pm »
Well, after six years, I can report back that this fank has done us proud. I'm thinking of adding an actual race now though, so will report back in due course.However, on my travels, I found a superb guidance note from teagasc.ie, which contains all kinds of useful information and experience, so I thought I'd put a wee link in here, as I'm sure it will be helpful to lots of people.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2020, 11:39:23 pm by Womble »
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

Bramham Wiltshire Horns

  • Joined Oct 2014
  • leeds
  • Bramham flock Wiltshire Horns
Re: Sheep Race Plans - Your Comments Please!
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2020, 02:56:41 pm »
not sure if i am missing something

i cannot see the pictures but really intrigued  ???
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