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  • Sheep tags

    I am currently in year 10 at school and as one of my gcse's I am doing a subject called 'Extended Project'. For this I have decided to study the tracking of livestock. Has anyone got any opinions on tagging,EID's etc? As they would be really helpful for my project. Thanks in advance ...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by megz-xx on Thu, Jan 9 2014
  • Water Troughs

    Hi everybody, As part of a University project, I have decided to look at a cattle water trough redesign. The main aim of this product is to restrict access from small mammals, and to help keep the water inside in a safe consumable state through a number of design aspects. I understand this is an...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by davidoheywood on Tue, Oct 30 2012
  • Bovine TB

    I would really appretiate it if any welsh cattle farmers could take aquick look at my survey Thanks
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by Beachbum on Mon, Mar 26 2012
  • Bovine TB

    Cattle Farmers (meat or dairy) in Wales As part of my research, approximately what percentage of your herd have you lost through TB since about the beginning of 2011. And what is your opinion od the new badger culling scheme set fourth by the welsh assembly? Thankyou
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by Beachbum on Mon, Mar 26 2012
  • Transport for sheep?

    Hello everyone! I've only just joined this forum, mainly to get help with some work i've been doing, and I wanted a first hand account. :-) I was wondering what sort of equipment you would use to transport sheep? To keep them safe and such? If anyone could give me some examples of what you can...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by HannahVictoria on Fri, Jan 6 2012
  • Piglet tagging

    Our pedigree GOS sow has just produced piglets and as this is our first litter we wondered how best to get them away from her so we can tattoo their ears. She is very protective and we don't have a spare sty to segregate them. Should we grab them and tattoo them one at a time or try and separate...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by hareley farmer on Mon, Jul 25 2011
  • Gas Tailing Lambs (Problem)

    We lamb 500 Lleyn ewes outside. To minimise mis-mothering we leave everything alone, except for problems and iodine. For the last 3 years we have gas-tailed and burdizzo-ed lambs about 4 weeks after lambing when the lambs are strong enough to be be gathered. We have been using a scissor action tailing...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by twoshedstony on Tue, May 31 2011
  • Beef Cattle Dissertation

    Hi, I am currently a student studying animal science at Writtle College and am looking to do my dissertation on beef cattle. I want to do something relevant to the industry and which will benefit beef farmers in some way. This could involve welfare, nutrition, behaviour or anything else which doesn't...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by fran21 on Thu, Feb 17 2011
  • managing the transition dairy cow

    I manage a 600 dairy cow unit in the Midlands, yields are in excess of 10,000 lts, Fertility is only average with a calving index of 420, (some may say this is ok with high yeidling dairy cows) ??? Our major problem is metrits and a high incidence of mastitis is our fresh calved cows, we calve all year...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by cowman on Tue, Jul 27 2010
  • Lambing Experience 2011

    Good evening all, I'm a mature student (25) and working towards applying to study veterinary medicine at university, so I'm currently trying to get as much experience as possible to support my application. I know that getting lambing experience is very important and that competition to find placements...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by dan_d on Wed, Jul 7 2010
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