November

NovemberOur ewes seem to be hanging around gates so I guess a gate is like a street corner for kids!  Keeping rams in is always a challenge no matter how good the fences are - they just seem to know!  I don't flush ewes pre-tup. Round about the 12th the boys get to work covering 100 ewes each easily and looking for more.  Rams are never fed before tupping. The grass is aphrodisiac enough! Results are back from SILS NZ to see how much our flock is improving.  It's always good to see rams working away covering so many ewes in such a short time. (a £500 ram covers 100 ewes for 5 years leaving 800 lambs @ cost of 2p). Most years all remaining lambs are sold store, usually less than 100.

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