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Colvy2606 389654 97 First lamb of the season either
First lamb of the season
This is the first lamb to be born on our farm a suffolk cross lamb quite small but doing well and feeding on his own
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The second ewe to lamb she had two healthy lambs who are also quite small but feeding on their own too always a good thing
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The other lamb in the pair from the second ewe very lively already even though he is only 2 days old
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I was setting up some wind breaks in the fields where the lambs will be going once old enough to leave the shed and close by fields 6 bales in a half moon shape to give as many edges as possible for lambs to hide behind
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I have 20+ lambs allready:-P
Nearly all of them are twins for some reason, never had so many twins before!
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We are'nt supposed to start till next monday how many sheep do you have we have 460 spread over the next four weeks does not sound like much but there is only two people working here nowadays so it is quite hard work plus there are 75 cows to feed twice a day too i'm looking forward to the final few days already so i can get on with the spring sowing
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I have already 3 lambs :-)
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Around 450 that is all, they all lamb outside too so the old honda is getting a battering these days:-[
They are all welsh crosses so it gets interesting when i need to catch one.....
I dont have many cows either (50 i think) they are also outside all winter
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The first lambs of the new season will be born here in May (late autumn), they will be ready for market in the spring, sold off their mothers as sucker lambs.
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lucky you having a quad at all we have good old fashioned foot power they are in a 4 acre field during the day getting hay turnips and bought in feeding and inside at night has been done this way for anout 20 years and always works just gets a bit messy when its wet all our cows are indoors all winter from november till late april early may
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A quad is exellent! I use it for everything and its much more economical than a tractor or a pickup, and its faster!
The tyres are expensive though (£45 each) and wear out pretty quick, the last time i bought front tyres was 6 months ago and there is not much tread left now.
I have had 4 quads, 2 hondas, 1 kawasaki and 1 yamaha (none were that good) the kawasaki was reliable but was slow as heck and smoked like a train the first honda was good but it blew up and the yamaha ran down hills (it was 2wd)

The honda i have now (trx300 4wd) has been pretty good but the rear suspension is weak it wont hold anything more than a 25kilo bag (The kawasaki could take 4 or 5 bags)
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yeah i agree quads are very handy the last place i worked had three honda big red 300 it was a hill farm with 1500 ewes on a 600 acre hill so you had no vhoice as nothing else could get all over it only downside was that they were 2WD. Where i am now has never had one and he does not see the point in having one as we are pretty level all over so the land rover does just fine
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He could still find it usefull for many things! the problem with using a landrover is the tracks and compaction:-\
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We haven't got any yet, but we dont expect more than 4 lambs.( its just for our own use)
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