Tuesday, September 6, 2016
During the long winter feed has become scarce. This has been further stretched by the arrival of Blitz - a very large and hungry thoroughbred horse. So we needed to destock a little.
A planned outing down the coast seemed a good opportunity to offload some excess sheep and goats.
First we delivered two ewes to a couple who are slowly building up a flock of Wiltshire Horns and find them ideal grass munchers. They certainly enjoy not crutching or shearing. We had a lamb that was supposed to have become a wether but ended up a ram, so he is off to replace an older ram that has already bred himself out of a job. Our final drop off was two goats to be used as weed eradicators or suppressants. So five animals down - ready for the kids and lambs to boost the numbers up again.