Wednesday, 10 January 2018

First 2018 lamb run

These were gathered Sunday and the ones not selected were wormed.
They were a bit damp and didn't dry as well as expected inside overnight, but another 14 away so less to feed.
This winter for first time ever there is no barley so they are getting finisher pellets and sugar beet pellets about 50-50

Did consider buying 10t of barley but do wonder how important it is and they seem to be doing OK without though they are getting 2x the amount of pellets I would have been mixing in (with barley) anyway.

At home weaned calves miss it more but they are getting silage bales rather than hay and seem to be doing OK