Drawn out lambing

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Bill Fosher
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Re: Drawn out lambing

Postby Bill Fosher » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:30 pm

Antitoxin is a lot more expensive. Just felt the need to point that out in case anyone was going to make another frugal Yankee joke at my expense. :wink:
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Re: Drawn out lambing

Postby Phil Crome » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:10 pm

Gail,

I am sorry that what I intended as a joke looked like a dismissal of your success as nothing more than good luck rather than good management. In my own case, even though I vaccinate old ewes and lambs 2x, I will occasionally have a big bottle lamb make a hog of himself and get a bad belly-ache curable with anti-toxin and penicillin. It's almost always a lamb with a compromised mother, lamb not quite old enough to vaccinate. That's certainly my bad management, not yours. Your program sounds excellent, and again I apologize for being dismissive, however unintentionally.

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Re: Drawn out lambing

Postby gail » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:32 am

Hey Phil -

oh these pesky message boards - I took it as a joke & didn't intend for my reply to make it seem any other way.

I am still debating baling on the sheep and buying lottery tickets though............................gail

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Re: Drawn out lambing

Postby Bill Fosher » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:08 am

In my experience, you have a better chance of retiring on the proceeds of lottery tix.
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