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by VSS
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Weaner pigs
Replies: 0
Views: 1086

Weaner pigs

Oxford Sandy & Black x Large White weaners.

Ready now. Delivery may be possible within reasonable distance at cost.
by VSS
Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Lambing Course
Replies: 0
Views: 590

Lambing Course

We will be running our popular lambing course again this year, now firmly established in the calendar as the "Rolls Royce" of lambing courses. Participants gain hands on experience of all aspects of lambing and develop the confidence and knowledge required to lamb their own flocks or to carry out co...
by VSS
Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: New Sheep Book - Update
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: New Sheep Book - Update

ON SALE NOW! (at last!!!) "The Sheep Book for Smallholders" In addition to all the practical flock management stuff it includes obstetrics, shearing step-by-step, showing, sheepdog training, wool processing (spinning, weaving, dyeing), home slaughter, sheep dairying, grassland management, legislatio...
by VSS
Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: New Sheep Book - Update
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: New Sheep Book - Update

Sent to the printers on Friday! Should be on sale in the next few weeks.

Available direct from the publishers at reduced introductory price.

Contact www.goodlifepress.co.uk
by VSS
Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: New Sheep Book - Update
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: New Sheep Book - Update

Book going to print in 10 days time! Orders now being taken. The publishers consider this to be a "flagship" publication and expect that it will become the reference classic for small and medium scale sheepkeepers. To be sure of having a copy in time for Christmas (or more importantly, by lambing ti...
by VSS
Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: New Sheep Book - Update
Replies: 4
Views: 993

New Sheep Book - Update

For anyone who has been interested, Tim's forthcoming sheep book - The Sheep Book for Smallholders - is running a little late. The publishers http://www.goodlifepress.co.uk are so pleased with it that they have decided to try to produce it in hardback with more colour as well. This has set back the ...
by VSS
Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: oiled jumpers
Replies: 2
Views: 635

oiled jumpers

I know that if you use wool with the lanolin left in a jumper / hat etc will "turn" the weather, but that a damp woolly like this can you leave you smelling a little like a sheep. Is it possible to knit your jumper with fully scoured wool and then rinse it in water with something oily added to it, s...
by VSS
Wed May 20, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Last Minute
Replies: 0
Views: 935

Last Minute

Last minute availibilty - two places on this weekends livestock handling course due to a late cancellation.
Discount on course fee could be negotiable.

Brochure can be found at www.viableselfsufficiency.co.uk/stockbrocure
by VSS
Sat May 09, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: livestock course
Replies: 1
Views: 652

livestock course

We are running a general livestock handling course 23rd - 25th May. There are only a couple of places left. Includes work with sheep, cattle, pigs, and poultry.

Full brochure can be seen at http://www.viableselfsufficiency.co.uk/stockbrochure
by VSS
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Lambing 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1106

Lambing 2009

Taking bookings now for our extremely popular residential lambing course. Sunday 15th March - Thursday 19th March Suitable for both complete novices and more experienced shepherds, this will be a fully hands on “professional” level course, covering not only the actual birthing process, but all aspec...
by VSS
Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Pure Bred Welsh Mountain Lamb
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Re: Pure Bred Welsh Mountain Lamb

Just a couple left
by VSS
Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Pure Bred Welsh Mountain Lamb
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Pure Bred Welsh Mountain Lamb

Availible - Pure bred welsh mountain lamb for the freezer. A whole lamb, cut, boxed and delivered to the door in 100% recycleable packaging. Reared on traditional welsh grazing, totally free range, and an absolutely natural product. These lambs are small, but what they lack in size is more than made...
by VSS
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Help...Buying Sheep
Replies: 22
Views: 3540

Re: Help...Buying Sheep

Get hold of a copy of the Farmer's Guardian or the Farmer's Weekly they are full of advert for sales and markets. The difficulty you might have is that sheep are usually sold in pens, abd they might be too large for you. However, there are quite often smaller pens of sheep. Also if yiou get to marke...
by VSS
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Help...Buying Sheep
Replies: 22
Views: 3540

Re: Help...Buying Sheep

Too far. North Wales
by VSS
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Help...Buying Sheep
Replies: 22
Views: 3540

Re: Help...Buying Sheep

they cost £75 each. I think they saw you coming - the only lambs worth that sort of money are pedigree stock with breeding potential or new season fat lambs at Easter time. We also dont know when is the right time of year to buy. It depends what you are looking for and where you are based. ROund he...