AugustAs the silage aftermath freshens up, lamb weaning is in full swing.  All lambs are drafted into sex and weight. I then select our stock ewe lambs and sort the ewe lambs for sale. The wether lambs are put on to the silage aftermath grass;  clover and sunshine is like rocket fuel to them.  Ewes are then sorted and all culls head straight on to a truck - Longtown mart bound 2010 av. £86 per head - another cheque worth banking.  I like to get my ram sales on the farm under way and the sale of our ewe lambs and gimmers which go to all parts of the U.K.  This all eases pressure on the grass that can slow up with those cooler August nights.  Since 2009 we have been second shearing our ewes with great results.

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