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Offline awemawson

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Re: It Rained A Bit Yesterday ........
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2015, 10:35:26 AM »
All jointed Ade, joints individually labelled and wrapped and ready for cooking  :thumbup:
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Re: It Rained A Bit Yesterday ........
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2015, 10:39:31 AM »
It's shocking that costs in UK are so high that you can't make a real profit at those prices.
I also lived in Kenya for ten years and used to buy a whole goat for 10-12, mind you that was alive and kicking. I had to do the butchery myself!

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Re: It Rained A Bit Yesterday ........
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2015, 11:01:39 AM »
Only a licenced abattoir can kill an animal for food in the uk unless it is eaten by the individual killing it. Not even family can join in  :( The costs went up when the rule came in making abattoirs have a vet in attendance at all times.)

Winter feed prices went through the roof - (peaked at 7 / 20 kg ish, now about 6.50) - then slaughter / butchery costs, then two round trips of 50 miles to the abattoir, then literally hundreds of pounds spread across the flock on vet medicines - (they need worming three times a year, treating for fly twice, and occasional wound dressing, antibacterial sprays  etc) then of course feet trimming and shearing. Its the wormers that get my goat - only available in large bottle with shortish expiry dates at 70 a bottle  :bugeye:
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Re: It Rained A Bit Yesterday ........
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2015, 11:16:21 AM »
....snip... Its the wormers that get my goat - only available in large bottle with shortish expiry dates at 70 a bottle  :bugeye:

and there I was thinking they were to treat nematodes  :scratch:

maybe they should lace bait with wormer for the feral goat population in one of our public glens....

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Re: It Rained A Bit Yesterday ........
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2015, 11:17:54 AM »
Andrew,have you ever seen these anywhere on your travels? Manx Loaghton Sheep are quite a rare breed,they were almost extinct in the 1950's.

They are a lean meat breed but they produce great tasting meat........OZ.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manx_Loaghtan
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Re: It Rained A Bit Yesterday ........
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2015, 11:39:48 AM »
I can see why the Falklands sheep are cheaper. The feed only on the native grasses, even in winter. I'm not sure how much worming is done, they are basically left to run wild although some of the more enlightened farmers do rotate the grazing. They are allowed to slaughter their animals themselves. So all in all overheads are very low.

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Re: It Rained A Bit Yesterday ........
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2015, 11:41:03 AM »
....snip... Its the wormers that get my goat - only available in large bottle with shortish expiry dates at 70 a bottle  :bugeye:

and there I was thinking they were treat nematodes  :scratch:

maybe they should lace bait with wormer for the feral goat population in one of our public glens....

Dave

That will be the Dhoon Glen and the same wild goats that are often seen grazing on the Laxey coast road,I guess..........OZ.
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Re: It Rained A Bit Yesterday ........
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2015, 12:01:27 PM »
Annoyingly, all these stupid rules and regulations are there for our own protection . Unfortunately, like all well-meaning Government initiatives, it's the little guy who takes the hit, the big companies & multinationals just get to take the p*ss.

Ooh, it makes me mad.
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Re: It Rained A Bit Yesterday ........
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2015, 12:20:40 PM »
Andrew,have you ever seen these anywhere on your travels? Manx Loaghton Sheep are quite a rare breed,they were almost extinct in the 1950's.

They are a lean meat breed but they produce great tasting meat........OZ.

They CAN'T be Manx Oz, they have four legs  :lol:

I fancy some of those horns on the wall  :ddb:

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manx_Loaghtan
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