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NEW FarmFlock Products

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I will have these products with me, so just ask when I come to shear or flock check your sheep or goats

Super sharp burgon&ball footrot shear £15
Castration pliers £10
Pack of 4 prolapse spoons £6
Pack of 100 castration rings £4
pack of 4 screw on lamb teats £8

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Sheep Scanning Herefordshire Gloucester & Worcester

Sheep pregnacy indicator for small flocks, just like scanning I can see if they are inlamb after 40 days form service.
It works by locating amniotic fluid inside the uterus. The ultrasonic probe is pressed against the animal’s skin, and emits ultrasonic sound waves which are reflected by the amniotic fluid in the uterus of a pregnant ewe, and returned back to the probe.

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Sheep for sale

Small flock of castrated ryeland sheep (11) would be willing to split if necessary
but would prefer them to go as a flock. Aged approximately 3-4 years. Will come
to a bucket. Have been used to keep grass down in a 5 acre field to graze with
ponies. Good home essential. Cristine 01527 821265 ore 07970 037529.

rylands

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Angora goat shearing

I now shear Angora goats, get a flock check and foot trim

Here is a little about Angora goats from wikepedia
The fleece taken from an Angora goat is called Mohair. A single goat produces between four and five kilograms of hair per year. Angoras are shorn twice a year, unlike sheep, which are shorn only once. Angoras, despite their coats, bear no relation to sheep. Turkey, the United States, and South Africa are the top producers of mohair. For a long time, Angora goats were bred for their white coats. In 1998, the Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association was set up to promote breeding of colored Angoras. Now, Angora goats produce white, black (deep black to greys and silver), red (the color fades significantly as the goat gets older), and brownish fibers.

Angora goats are more susceptible to external parasites (ectoparasites) than similar animals, as their coats are denser. They are not prolific breeders, nor are they considered very hardy, being particularly delicate during the first few days of life. Further, Angoras have high nutritional requirements due to their rapid hair growth. A poor-quality diet will curtail mohair development.

Shearing Angora goats

Shearing Angora goats

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Sheep Shearing in Cheltenham Gloucestershire

My First Cotswold Sheep Shaun

cotswold

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Sheep Shearing in Oxfordshire, Cheltenham, Cirencester

2015 I will be shearing and offering packages around Oxfordshire and Cheltenham area

Foot trim and a flock check whilst shearing is by far the most popular package

Fleece nad shearing 040

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Shearing all types

This rain brings a welcome break from shearing my small flocks, these are a few of the breeds I have shorn around the three counties

Texels, Suffolks, Badger Face, Balwen Welsh Mountain,Beulah Speckled Face, Bluefaced Leicester, Border Leicester, Castlemilk, Charollais, Dartmoor Grayface, Dorset Horn, Hampshire Down, Hebradian, Shropshire sheep, South Down, Herdwick, Jacob, Lleyn, North Country Mule, Ouessant-Smallest (french breed), Poll Dorset, Portland, Ryeland, Shetland, Soaym Halfbred, Zwartbles, easycare cross, Charollais, Clun froset, llanwenog, Radnor Hill

a shear1

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Sheep Shearing video

Click her to see demonstration FarmFlock shearing

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Sheep Shearing Trailer

shearing trailer

Can bring my trailer to larger flocks

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Sheep Shearing Monmouth

I will be down in Monmouth shearing for a day in june

Mules

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