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I had a welder friend weld extra loops onto the uprights that held the panels around my scale, then I modified (ie, cut a section out of) the bottom of a wire panel so I could make the chute over the scale narrower for weighing lambs. The side panel "floated" over the scale- the other side...
I ordered mine from these folks. I can't remember how I found them, but I had no troubles, and my scale was shipped across the country. I'm out of the business now, but I think I had the 660 platform scale. We used it to weigh hogs occasionally, hence the higher weight capacity. I built a box to fit...
We make a very close version of this every year. Ours has a little fennel in it, and some sauteed onions. It's one of our favorites. Don't read this next part, Bill: It's equally good made with goat. Oh, wait, maybe that's okay. I don't think you mind goat on the plate.
- Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:38 am
- Forum: Breeding and lambing
- Topic: Wow, just had a first for our farm
- Replies: 2
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Unless these ewes are daughters of your ram, or he has incredibly poor sperm count, then your ram has essentially no part in "throwing singles." A ram with adequate sperm count will produce more than enough sperm to fertilize eggs the ewes have dropped. Multiple births have some genetic co...
run another ram with him you could have a gay ram there :) Back when I was writing my undergrad thesis (on mate choice & sexual signaling honesty), I came across a study that demonstrated that some rams actually do prefer other rams over ewes. Generally younger & less-dominant rams. The exp...
Every year about this time, I turn my yearling ewes (they have generally not lambed) in with my older ewe flock. My rams live with my ewes from just after lambing (early March) until late July. My NCC crosses are very seasonal- earliest accident lambs I've ever had were in late January. My rams alwa...
Be careful feeding horse meat. Horses are given all sorts of drugs that are "not for consumption", have unknown withdrawal times, and many horse people keep very poor records of when their animals were medicated. Horse meat would otherwise be a good source of food- for dogs or people. My n...
I find that if the scale is in the middle of a chute, the sheep move more readily through it. It takes more gates & operations. I have a chute leading from the crowd pen to the scale box (which has slide gates on either end), then a short chute leading from the scale to the exit pen. That chute ...
- Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:52 pm
- Forum: Guardian animals
- Topic: update on crossbred pups - should I neuter?
- Replies: 35
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I wonder how much training it takes to convince a dog to guard penguins. The article is about Maremmas:
Another vote for Premier's products. I have some that's 10 yrs old & is still useful. I use the 35" tall Electronet (plastic uprights) and 35" tall E-Net (string uprights). Unlike Bill, I often prefer the string uprights. I've found that the plastic uprights bend and end up with a semi...
Not quite the same, but a couple of years ago, we had a young lamb (<4 wks old) get tangled in a wire & lose the lower part of a hind leg. I pulled him & his mother & twin into a smaller pen while he healed, but then he did just fine. He was a little smaller than the other lambs- the inj...
- Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:54 am
- Forum: Breeding and lambing
- Topic: Long can you keep colostrum?
- Replies: 4
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Measure out 1/2 oz or 1 oz amounts & freeze them in an ice tray. That way, when you need colostrum in a hurry next year, you know exactly how much you're thawing & how much a lamb has consumed. Re-heated colostrum doesn't keep well, so it's better to not thaw more than you need.
- Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:40 pm
- Forum: Stock For Sale or Wanted
- Topic: Wanted: cotswolds, looking for a ram and another ewe
- Replies: 7
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ZinniaZ, I'll send you a PM later. I used to raise Cotswolds.