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Re: Addicted to sheep
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2016, 02:53:30 pm »
What about Novocaine for dehorning calves?


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Re: Addicted to sheep
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2016, 02:59:26 pm »
Thinking exactly the same MF ... did it all the time in my previous job teaching students how to dehorn and now do the odd one of my own.  No vet required!

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Re: Addicted to sheep
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2016, 12:50:44 am »
To be fair on them - Im 25 mins from a vet, and have had to wait over 6 hours for one (by which time It wa spointless and animal was .22) proximity does not mean you will get a vet when you need it, and remember it is TV - editing will play a large part in how it comes across, and whats to say the ewe wasnt inside 5 mins after filming?
And if their were 5 other stuck lambs in the field at that moment, I'd of been much the same in a rush.
As for de horning - Just re-watched, yes probably abit tight on the amount taken off, nothing wrong with moss, and again basing judgement on editing is risky,
And finally - We'll all do it and over trim - and anyone with horned sheep will agree - you will always have SOME that need trimming back, its not a sign of bad farming that a few need it, frequency would be the measure of that.

I would not be surprised if that one was chosen for the edit because it bled, out of how every many were filmed.


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