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by HomesteadNowhere
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: electric netting questions
Replies: 5
Views: 12372

Re: electric netting questions

I've been using the netting since it came. I can't believe I waited so long to get it! :roll: Two nets worked fine for the areas along the permanent fence. Open a gate and there they are, then move them back into the permanent fence area. But I ran into issues in the yard when I had to use both sect...
by HomesteadNowhere
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: electric netting questions
Replies: 5
Views: 12372

Re: electric netting questions

Thanks! Yeah I'm planning to have the permanent fenced paddocks for breeding groups. I'm using the netting to graze outside the permanent fence and be able to leave 2 of the 3 permanent paddocks to grow longer before breeding groups go in for 21 days. I don't plan to use the netting to ever keep ewe...
by HomesteadNowhere
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: electric netting questions
Replies: 5
Views: 12372

Re: electric netting questions

Thanks Hilmar! That is very helpful. Tracking says it should arrive today! :shock: So yesterday I walked around measuring some areas right off the permanent fenced paddocks. Got a path mowed so once I set up in the current paddock and train them to it, I can have them in a new area tomorrow evening ...
by HomesteadNowhere
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: electric netting questions
Replies: 5
Views: 12372

electric netting questions

I think I'm finally going to invest in some... I've put it off and I think if I'd done it 5 years ago I could be at double the flock size and much better margin $ wise. Oh well, hindsight and all that. So I'm decided on the 2joule energizer (battery) and I'll be fashioning something like a flat whee...
by HomesteadNowhere
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: Timing coccidiosis preventative for lambs
Replies: 5
Views: 9618

Re: Timing coccidiosis preventative for lambs

Jeff Hunter at Hunter Nutrition has a good article in his catalogue concerning coccidiois. The take away I got from it was that bovatec should be fed to the ewes prior to lambing so they are not shedding the coccidi when the lambs are born. The other was that FDA rules state that the limit of bovat...
by HomesteadNowhere
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: Timing coccidiosis preventative for lambs
Replies: 5
Views: 9618

Timing coccidiosis preventative for lambs

I've lost lambs and I believe it's a combination of weakened by barber pole worms and cocci finishing them. I'm doing a 5 day treatment with Corid on the lambs now. I'm working on my pasture rotation. I know barber pole worms have the longest life cycle at 35 days. Coccidia is 21 day life cycle. Rig...
by HomesteadNowhere
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Changing direction and growing the flock
Replies: 27
Views: 32684

Re: Changing direction and growing the flock

Lambs are weaned and in new paddock, and ewes are in new paddock. I managed to get the lambs all weighed as well! Huzzah, just in time for a solid week of rain... So I have ADGs to look at now. I'm going to cull 3 ewes and the wether. And keep 7 ewe lambs, possibly 1 ram lamb. There is one more ewe ...
by HomesteadNowhere
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Changing direction and growing the flock
Replies: 27
Views: 32684

Re: Changing direction and growing the flock

It's occurred to me that if I keep back ram lamb to do it in pairs of the best, most alike. Then I can have 2 rams for a group of ewes and not be so worried about ram/ewe ratio. You won't be able to register any of those animals and it can complicate keepign ewe lambs for later unless you plan to a...
by HomesteadNowhere
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Changing direction and growing the flock
Replies: 27
Views: 32684

Re: Changing direction and growing the flock

Everyone seems to say a different amount of days with the CIDRs. I guess I'll do 12 days this year, then seeing how it goes if I want to use them again or what. Last year Bingley had 9 ewes to breed as a ram lamb so I think being older now with 5 or 8 ewes he should be fine and more able to breed th...
by HomesteadNowhere
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Changing direction and growing the flock
Replies: 27
Views: 32684

Re: Changing direction and growing the flock

I've been evaluating and planning for the year and thought it would be good to revisit this thread. This fall I'll have 16 ewes and 6 ewe lambs, though I've not yet decided on breeding ewe lambs again or not. So I'd have 16 or possibly 22 ewes in groups. I have tentative groups sorted out. Shetland ...
by HomesteadNowhere
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Changing direction and growing the flock
Replies: 27
Views: 32684

Re: Changing direction and growing the flock

Sheep were shorn on the 1st. I think 2 of the ewe lambs I put in didn't get bred, or if they did will be the very last to lamb. The rest all seem to be bred and starting to develop udders. The adult ewes are all going to lamb earlier on I think, all but two have notable udder growth. Two of the ewe ...
by HomesteadNowhere
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: EBVs for in-flock data?
Replies: 2
Views: 9193

EBVs for in-flock data?

It seems a little costly but I can definitely see how useful it can be. I was curious how good it is for people that don't have animals linked to others or breeds that there is only a couple flocks. I was very curious how well does it work for in-flock data? I've been watching a lot of the webinars ...
by HomesteadNowhere
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Changing direction and growing the flock
Replies: 27
Views: 32684

Re: Changing direction and growing the flock

Also, thank you for letting me know about the market price adjusted to 100# lambs. I did re-run some numbers. Lowest price is 1.35/# so 40-60# is $54-61. Avg price for june the last two years is 1.58, so $63-94. I've estimated that this year if I get 21 lambs to market time I'll be about $22/lamb in...
by HomesteadNowhere
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Changing direction and growing the flock
Replies: 27
Views: 32684

Re: Changing direction and growing the flock

I was watching some webinars and came across trait performance ratio. Indv performance -------------------------------------------- x100 Avg performance of group Example.. 45lb ----------- x100 = 108% 41.7lb So that lamb did 8% over the average. And you can do it for any measurable trait. Then later...
by HomesteadNowhere
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Changing direction and growing the flock
Replies: 27
Views: 32684

Re: Changing direction and growing the flock

I pulled up the market reports of the auction I will be taking lambs to. I wrote down the prices for 40-60# lambs (not choice, not prime) for all of this year and last year. Jan 2 auction #40-60 went $200-240. But I know this is the higher price time and that I won't be lambing to hit this market. ...

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