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  • 02-11-2013 10:02pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,317 ✭✭✭


    Thought i would start one of these


    Used for Breeding Mules
    Blackface Hornys.jpg

    Some of The Ewes
    Ewes.jpg

    Ewe Lambs
    Ewe Lambs.jpg

    Bring the camera with ye next time your out


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,543 ✭✭✭Conmaicne Mara


    Nice one Razor, I had been thinking of this earlier today but had no new photos to show :) Liking the blackies ;)

    Just after noticing the long tails?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,317 ✭✭✭razor8


    they came with them!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,543 ✭✭✭Conmaicne Mara


    razor8 wrote: »
    they came with them!

    Was the one on the right tipped at all or did you use no raddle the first week?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,317 ✭✭✭razor8


    3 days to go before first cycle complete so fingers crossed!


  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭premier10


    razor8 wrote: »
    Thought i would start one of these


    Used for Breeding Mules
    Blackface Hornys.jpg

    Some of The Ewes
    Ewes.jpg

    Ewe Lambs
    Ewe Lambs.jpg

    Bring the camera with ye next time your out

    Smashing sheep there razor, was looking at the ewes today and was thinking i should've of brought the camera with me, they were lining themselves up nicely. Definintely will get a few pics. I like your Cha ram, fine sheep


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,244 ✭✭✭sea12


    premier10 wrote: »
    Smashing sheep there razor, was looking at the ewes today and was thinking i should've of brought the camera with me, they were lining themselves up nicely. Definintely will get a few pics. I like your Cha ram, fine sheep

    I put this on another thread earlier but seen as it's up it suits this better. My new Charolais ram lamb getting ready for his big day. Didn't take him long to figure out what to do.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭Cran


    Rams went out yesterday here, some pics

    First charollais ram lamb bought this year
    2nd hogget charollais and Lleyn ram lamb
    3rd 6 home bred rams 4 full brothers in the pic


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,244 ✭✭✭sea12


    Cran wrote: »
    Rams went out yesterday here, some pics

    First charollais ram lamb bought this year
    2nd hogget charollais and Lleyn ram lamb
    3rd 6 home bred rams 4 full brothers in the pic

    Are they all going to different flocks or are they all out together.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,142 ✭✭✭rancher


    Cran wrote: »
    Rams went out yesterday here, some pics

    First charollais ram lamb bought this year
    2nd hogget charollais and Lleyn ram lamb
    3rd 6 home bred rams 4 full brothers in the pic

    Are the ram lambs for sale


  • Registered Users Posts: 655 ✭✭✭eire23


    Cran wrote: »
    Rams went out yesterday here, some pics

    First charollais ram lamb bought this year
    2nd hogget charollais and Lleyn ram lamb
    3rd 6 home bred rams 4 full brothers in the pic

    Fine sheep cran. Bought our first charollais this year, there fairly lively arent they? or our fella is anyways.

    What breeding is behind the lleyn ram lamb if ya dont mind me asking? pm if ya want.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭Cran


    eire23 wrote: »
    Fine sheep cran. Bought our first charollais this year, there fairly lively arent they? or our fella is anyways.

    What breeding is behind the lleyn ram lamb if ya dont mind me asking? pm if ya want.

    Thanks Eire, ye have mainly used Charollais for years since early 90s hard to beat them for factory lambs. Have a small pedigree flock here now started up over past couple of years. The Lleyn is from Michael Keegan's flock he's jumped out of it since coming here.

    Rancher none of the rams pictured are for sale, the Charollais lamb was champion at premier this year. I've sold hoggets up to now last one went to customer last week, but have this years lambs April born to run into Hoggets. I actually let out one with some ewes yesterday he's got super figures and a huge lamb but mouth isn't perfect so going to keep him. Also running one April born with some pedigree ewe lambs, he's top for production figures across Charollais 2013 lambs.

    Sea12 I manage my own flock plus fathers & uncles, all in 18 rams out yesterday. Most together was 6 into field of 300 ewes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,465 ✭✭✭supersean1999


    Ya lose an wrote: »
    Thanks Eire, ye have mainly used Charollais for years since early 90s hard to beat them for factory lambs. Have a small pedigree flock here now started up over past couple of years. The Lleyn is from Michael Keegan's flock he's jumped out of it since coming here.

    Rancher none of the rams pictured are for sale, the Charollais lamb was champion at premier this year. I've sold hoggets up to now last one went to customer last week, but have this years lambs April born to run into Hoggets. I actually let out one with some ewes yesterday he's got super figures and a huge lamb but mouth isn't perfect so going to keep him. Also running one April born with some pedigree ewe lambs, he's top for production figures across Charollais 2013 lambs.

    Sea12 I manage my own flock plus fathers & uncles, all in 18 rams out yesterday. Most together was 6 into field of 300 ewes.

    Cran do ya lose many rams when you mix them. In big numbers. With fighting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,573 ✭✭✭Bleating Lamb


    Cran wrote: »
    Thanks Eire, ye have mainly used Charollais for years since early 90s hard to beat them for factory lambs. Have a small pedigree flock here now started up over past couple of years. The Lleyn is from Michael Keegan's flock he's jumped out of it since coming here.

    Rancher none of the rams pictured are for sale, the Charollais lamb was champion at premier this year. I've sold hoggets up to now last one went to customer last week, but have this years lambs April born to run into Hoggets. I actually let out one with some ewes yesterday he's got super figures and a huge lamb but mouth isn't perfect so going to keep him. Also running one April born with some pedigree ewe lambs, he's top for production figures across Charollais 2013 lambs.

    Sea12 I manage my own flock plus fathers & uncles, all in 18 rams out yesterday. Most together was 6 into field of 300 ewes.
    That must be a fairly big field!;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭Cran


    Cran do ya lose many rams when you mix them. In big numbers. With fighting.

    The 6 spent the summer together, plan all along was to let them out together. Think only 2 rams went out in one field that hadn't been together, be a little wary if not use to each other .


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭iverjohnston


    Cran do ya lose many rams when you mix them. In big numbers. With fighting.

    I bought a few sheep from a lad up in North Co. Dublin last week. He was telling me that his father runs a flock of 1000 ewes. Passing the house on the ay home, there was a paddock with about 30 rams in it . Wouldn't like to see a fight in there.............


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,237 ✭✭✭Username John


    Moving the girls at the weekend

    278848.JPG

    Got this lad as a replacement, lleyn lamb ram. Will put him out this week.
    Its not a great pic, will try to get a better one...

    278850.JPG


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭iverjohnston


    thats the kind of fencing I aspire to!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,237 ✭✭✭Username John


    thats the kind of fencing I aspire to!

    Don't let that fool you into thinking the whole place is like that Iver - I could take plenty pictures of ditches with bits of bushes blocking holes in them :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,465 ✭✭✭supersean1999


    I bought a few sheep from a lad up in North Co. Dublin last week. He was telling me that his father runs a flock of 1000 ewes. Passing the house on the ay home, there was a paddock with about 30 rams in it . Wouldn't like to see a fight in there.............

    Survival of the fittest :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,465 ✭✭✭supersean1999


    I bought a few sheep from a lad up in North Co. Dublin last week. He was telling me that his father runs a flock of 1000 ewes. Passing the house on the ay home, there was a paddock with about 30 rams in it . Wouldn't like to see a fight in there.............

    Survival of the fittest :-)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭iverjohnston


    Survival of the fittest :-)

    And not just the Rams..
    Was an Ad. on donedeal, arranged to meet at a local village pub in north Co. Dublin. Now the lad had specified cash only acceptable.
    So waiting at the pub and this motorcyclist pulls up, full face helmet, and tells me to follow him. So we are heading down this boreen and I suddenly got a bit nervous, too much Love/Hate, I suppose.
    Have you ever tried to hide a couple of grand cash in a jeep while trying to get a wheel brace from under the seat while following a lad on a motor-bike down a back road?:D

    Anyway, was 100%:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,465 ✭✭✭supersean1999


    And not just the Rams..
    Was an Ad. on donedeal, arranged to meet at a local village pub in north Co. Dublin. Now the lad had specified cash only acceptable.
    So waiting at the pub and this motorcyclist pulls up, full face helmet, and tells me to follow him. So we are heading down this boreen and I suddenly got a bit nervous, too much Love/Hate, I suppose.
    Have you ever tried to hide a couple of grand cash in a jeep while trying to get a wheel brace from under the seat while following a lad on a motor-bike down a back road?:D

    Anyway, was 100%:)

    Haha classic


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,244 ✭✭✭sea12


    Haha classic

    I know allot of people only want cash as security but Out of curiosity. How do u put this through your accounts if it's all cash or were they short kept?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭iverjohnston


    when withdrawing the cash get the bank to mark it as "3O lambs" or whatever to show up on the statement. together with the page from the other lads sales book should cover you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭Cran


    Found this while out tonight. She's one of the ewes picked to bred replacements lucky not picked for intelligence


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭iverjohnston


    Its important not to breed from the really bright ones, otherwise they Will soon be smarter than us .


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭tabby aspreme


    Cran wrote: »
    Found this while out tonight. She's one of the ewes picked to bred replacements lucky not picked for intelligence

    the ram may not have liked the look of her and put the bucket on her when doing the business


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,747 ✭✭✭Mac Taylor


    the ram may not have liked the look of her and put the bucket on her when doing the business
    True, but you don't have to look at the mantle piece when poking the fire!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 397 ✭✭AnFeirmeoir


    I dont think rams worry too much about the mantle piece.
    My fella seems to favor the one eared hog-mouth. I was never fussy but had better standards than that!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,142 ✭✭✭rancher


    This is my ''wet area''
    Dipping bath with guillotine gate
    2013-11-07 11.19.12.jpg
    Footbath...don't like footbathing mid mating but it was a case
    of having to be done
    2013-11-07 11.20.04.jpg

    Footbath holds 40 ewes and needs 2 bags zinc sulphate to get 10% solution
    We use a hydrometer to test the solution and a lot of people have asked about it since our Grassland Association farm walk last year.
    Fill a 1litre mineral bottle from the footbath with a jug and drop the hydrometer into it and read it at the level of the water
    The hydrometer costs about €5+p+p Here's a pic and the zinc sulphate measurement is on the right of the hydrometer and the website to buy it is at the top
    Hydrometer.docx

    Muck kills formalin whereas zinc sulphate works even if the water is dirty so we can leave it for weeks if it doesn't rain too much


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