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by Lana Rowley
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: water stystem for jugs
Replies: 26
Views: 6010

Re: water stystem for jugs

We were pretty much finished lambing in 24 days, have 5 left. We had no problems with the pellets. Before lambing ewes were on free choice oat hay and dairy quality alfalfa 3-4 lbs a day. The pellets are 15% protein and most were on them for 24-48 hours. Much less labor and virtually no waste, but n...
by Lana Rowley
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: water stystem for jugs
Replies: 26
Views: 6010

Re: water stystem for jugs

Wendy, here is a pic of the attachment to the wall. The post is just a fiberglass post we use for 3 wire. http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/107farm/walljug_zpse1fc5951.jpg For the pellets I scored these buckets with the clasp on the back for $6 each. I put them up high enough only had a few poo...
by Lana Rowley
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: 9% prolapse and climbing
Replies: 42
Views: 5598

Re: 9% prolapse and climbing

Right I get it just offering another optional to crook most shepherds I know use.
by Lana Rowley
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: 9% prolapse and climbing
Replies: 42
Views: 5598

Re: 9% prolapse and climbing

No idea how you catch a sheep with a leg crook in the open with no dog but maybe with different sheep than we run.

I do not like and find the Premier crook not useable but I do recommend this one

http://utahwool.com/products-page/ the black hook and wood handle crook
by Lana Rowley
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: water stystem for jugs
Replies: 26
Views: 6010

Re: water stystem for jugs

Lana, I know you're looking at hole placement as a cause for increased fouling, and I would too. I would also check for pipe height. Is there a chance it's placed one wire lower? And I don't want any part of you in a fight. Phil, I looked and it is same height on all lines. I do think that we can g...
by Lana Rowley
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: water stystem for jugs
Replies: 26
Views: 6010

Re: water stystem for jugs

Yes, collecting feces was a problem everyone noted, and each farm had their solution (placement of the hole and pipe). For us Martin has a screw off cap at the end of each pipe and every few days I flush it. Not sure why but the pipe for one group of jugs gets fouled more than others. Have to look ...
by Lana Rowley
Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: water stystem for jugs
Replies: 26
Views: 6010

Re: water stystem for jugs

Western people? For real? I guess the kind way for me to look at that is humor. Then again, it was said by man who does not carry the common decency to sign a post with his real name. You seem to think that any actual dealing with the animals part of the equation a "time sucker". While res...
by Lana Rowley
Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: water stystem for jugs
Replies: 26
Views: 6010

Re: water stystem for jugs

So BI your point of this post( the part directed to me) is to point out how much better you are managing your not as many, same breed or same market to sell to sheep? Or was there another point I am just missing? My post was to show people a different way to water if they jug lambed. I attached no m...
by Lana Rowley
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Stock For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 2 Livestock Protection Dogs for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 3472

Re: 2 Livestock Protection Dogs for sale

I have had several that do the Timmy down the well bark and freak for a cast ewe. One will stand by her and bark until you come. These dogs are amazing noble beasts.
by Lana Rowley
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Multiple births
Replies: 115
Views: 14141

Re: Multiple births

Maternal traits are the key to unassisted or pasture lambing. Also helps to have good natural cover and not having a drop rate of 230%...so again back to what fits your system. Also a factor may be when and where you market your lambs. Then put to paper any added costs of jug lambing vs the profit ...
by Lana Rowley
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: water stystem for jugs
Replies: 26
Views: 6010

Re: water stystem for jugs

Lana, I like your setup. Thanks for the pics. Last winter I did something similar. However our barn is below freezing so I did the continuous loop thing. I guess I didn't take any pictures...wish I would have. I used 4" PVC drain pipe with 4" holes drilled in each pen (If money was not ob...
by Lana Rowley
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: water stystem for jugs
Replies: 26
Views: 6010

Re: water stystem for jugs

I like Lana's alfalfa pellet plan for feed. I need a local source of those. Need those with enough fiber to keep rumen happy. Does anyone make something like this? Our ewes and lambs are only in a jug 12-24 hours, even for trips. Then they go into a small mixing area in the barn for another 12 hour...
by Lana Rowley
Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Multiple births
Replies: 115
Views: 14141

Re: Multiple births

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by Lana Rowley
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: water stystem for jugs
Replies: 26
Views: 6010

Re: water stystem for jugs

Darroll Grant wrote:Must be interesting cleaning sheep do out of a potato shed so they can pile spuds on the floor.



We own the shed so no spuds are allowed just sheep....and poop.
by Lana Rowley
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: water stystem for jugs
Replies: 26
Views: 6010

Re: water stystem for jugs

With the oval slightly longer and divided by the panel it could water two jugs requiring half as many ovals. Good point Darroll. Janet McNally also recommended for cold climates, what they do here in MN, is have a tank on the far end of the pipe (at the end of the row of jugs), and put a cap on the...

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