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by denice
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Stock For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Started Young BC
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Started Young BC

I have a 9 mo old started Border Collie female for sale. She is out of my Meg (7 yrs) who is one of my main working dogs that can do it all - Natural outrun, good working up close, will take a nose when needed, sheep respect and trust her. Sire is Jack Knox's Coach - also super nice dog who can do i...
by denice
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: tapeworm
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: tapeworm

I too deworm if seeing significant segments. Don't agree they are not a concern. Maybe it is just one more stress in our hot and humid summers
by denice
Thu May 24, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: weaning protocols
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: weaning protocols

like John said besides the factors you mentioned I think it is end goal dependent. Is it more cost effective to wean and feed to reach target weight or leave on ewe? Pastures and weather vary drastically with parasites and quality of forage, that it is always a year to year evaluation for me. Nothin...
by denice
Sun May 06, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Guardian animals
Topic: guard dog pup
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: guard dog pup

I feel that the bonding and actions of a young pup are 80 % genetics and 20% 'training'. If parents had the choice to stay with sheep and did the pup will likely do the same. If however the parents often left the flock and choose the front porch instead you will have a uphill battle. As they grow th...
by denice
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Guardian animals
Topic: Teach old Guard Dog about Electric Net?
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Teach old Guard Dog about Electric Net?

Are 6 volt batteries going to deliver as much shock as a 12 v??
by denice
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Guardian animals
Topic: Teach old Guard Dog about Electric Net?
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Teach old Guard Dog about Electric Net?

"net' her inside with the other dog, no sheep possibly

I try to be as far away as possible when dogs first get shocked so they dont associate with me, same for the sheep
Might use a weaker battery also so she doesn't get the full jolt
by denice
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: Second Chance or Cull ASAP? New breeding stock?? *newbie alert!*
Replies: 14
Views: 783

Re: Second Chance or Cull ASAP? New breeding stock?? *newbie alert!*

I think you have to define your goals for your flock. Is it wool production for spinners or multiple lambs for market or meat lambs?? I will not suppose to know more than your in house vet but many medical/nutritional issues can contribute to a tough sac and it not breaking. In most births the sac i...
by denice
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Weaning bottle lamb
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Weaning bottle lamb

I decrease milk to one bottle a day for several days then may or may not go to 1/2 bottle. My weaning of bottle lambs depends more on if they are eating grain really well than age or size. Decreasing milk to once a day helps push them to the feed I think. I have good luck starting them on a bag of s...
by denice
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: A request for new members
Replies: 37
Views: 54115

Re: A request for new members

Welcome Alex

Hope all goes well for lambing

Denice
by denice
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: General management
Topic: FREE Working STOCKDOG DEMO
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Re: FREE Working STOCKDOG DEMO

Tired of your sheep pushing you around to be fed? Thinking about getting a young dog but not sure how to begin his training? Have cows in addition to sheep?? Check out the working videos on Success with Stockdogs facebook site These are all dogs I have started and or trained with the help of the inf...
by denice
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: FREE Working STOCKDOG DEMO
Replies: 1
Views: 294

FREE Working STOCKDOG DEMO

Have you thought about adding a stock dog to your operation to help with Livestock Management? Want to see dogs in action assisting with real work? When you think about Border Collies do you really know everything they can help you with?? They are capable of much more than simply moving livestock. A...
by denice
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: twisted lamb
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: twisted lamb

I have had them do fine and I have had them never get better. Can you straighten its neck? Might do better with a little 'physical therapy' where you help stretch those muscles and tendons.
by denice
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Numbers of ewes exposed per ram.
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Numbers of ewes exposed per ram.

Age of rams, size of pastures and if the rams argue will all play into if that is a good thing or not. Three can be great or it can cause more fights. Larger the pasture more rams will be able to breed since ewes will spread out some. I always rum two with my larger group of ewes just to be safe but...
by denice
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General management
Topic: Facebook and Misinformation
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: Facebook and Misinformation

Unfortunately it seems there is much in agriculture that is misunderstood, taken out of context and worse. People seem to think that every animal should be treated as a child when in fact that can do more harm than good. I am all for caring for animals in a kind, very humane way but to believe it is...
by denice
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Stock For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Working Border Collies
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Working Border Collies

Jess is available other two dogs have been sold. I will continue to train and work her so future price will reflect that
thanks

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