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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by davelumb » Sat Jun 08 2019 09:42

He's a Lonk. The only Lancastrian breed of sheep, originating from the moors of Haslingden and Rossendale.. :grin:

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by Happy Hayes » Sat Jun 08 2019 10:50

And very nice too
I wouldn’t want to get nutted by him ,
That’s for sure.
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Re: Sheep breed of the week

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by davelumb » Wed Jun 12 2019 08:47

Huggs wrote:
You spose right! :laughs:

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by Cyprio » Wed Jun 12 2019 09:22

Proud parent pose for you Dave from Keswick last week :hug:
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Guess their on a shelf in Morrisons this week :laughs:
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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by davelumb » Wed Jun 12 2019 09:34

Cyprio wrote:
Proud parent pose for you Dave from Keswick last week :hug:
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Guess their on a shelf in Morrisons this week :laughs:
Lovely. :thumbs:


And tasty. :grin:

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by davelumb » Wed Jun 12 2019 09:39

They're immigrant sheep though, not the native Herdwicks. :wink:

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by Cyprio » Wed Jun 12 2019 10:42

Your right they looked a bit half-caste certainly outnumbered The natives :laughs: :laughs:
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Sure their not reintroduced :stir: :wink:

I guess there vegan lamb pies for the latest fad followers :roll:
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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by davelumb » Wed Jun 12 2019 11:24

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Your right they looked a bit half-caste certainly outnumbered The natives :laughs: :laughs:
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Sure their not reintroduced :stir: :wink:

I guess there vegan lamb pies for the latest fad followers :roll:
Those are genuine Cumbrian sheep. :thumbs:

Mmm, vegan lamb. :laughs:

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by davelumb » Sat Jun 22 2019 20:05

This week's breed is the Masham - a cross between a Teeswater and a Swaledale or Dalesbred.

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by Nobby C » Thu Jun 27 2019 10:39

What breed do you think this one was Lumby?
https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/26/man-film ... -10077043/

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by davelumb » Thu Jun 27 2019 10:46

Nobby C wrote:
What breed do you think this one was Lumby?
https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/26/man-film ... -10077043/
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Cheviot or Cheviot cross.

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by Nobby C » Thu Jun 27 2019 11:45

And who wouldn't be cross after all that malarkey? :laughs:

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Nobby C wrote:
And who wouldn't be cross after all that malarkey? :laughs:
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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by andrew_nagel » Mon Jul 15 2019 19:58

Norwegian wool...

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Saw this stencilled on a wall in Norway. Immediately thought of this thread.
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andrew_nagel wrote:
Norwegian wool...


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The Beatles song? :coat:
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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by andrew_nagel » Tue Jul 16 2019 00:04

davelumb wrote:
andrew_nagel wrote:
Norwegian wool...


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Saw this stencilled on a wall Norway. Immediately thought if this thread.
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The Beatles song? :coat:
Exactamondo! :laughs: :thumbs:

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by davelumb » Sun Aug 04 2019 09:43

Doris the pet Greyface Dartmoor.

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by Happy Hayes » Sun Aug 04 2019 12:31

Her earrings don’t match :laughs:
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Re: Sheep breed of the week

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Happy Hayes wrote:
Her earrings don’t match :laughs:
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I know. What was she thinking? :giggle:

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by piker al » Wed Aug 14 2019 18:36

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Seen these young Suffolk Tups today at work so thought ad put them on, :laughs:
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Re: Sheep breed of the week

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piker al wrote:
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Seen these young Suffolk Tups today at work so thought ad put them on, :laughs:
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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by Mike J » Fri Aug 16 2019 09:54

This Farming Life

Valais Blacknose - sold for 10,000 guineas!

£10,500 for a single animal, even the owner was staggered!

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Mike J wrote:
This Farming Life

Valais Blacknose - sold for 10,000 guineas!

£10,500 for a single animal, even the owner was staggered!
I was told some of the prices for sheep and semen the other week but can't remember them precisely. Good sheep were definitely going for four figures. Even their fleeces are worth £25 - and they can be clipped twice a year. Get a fleece felted to make a rug and you're looking at £150 plus.

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by Mike J » Sat Aug 17 2019 08:21

davelumb wrote:
Mike J wrote:
This Farming Life

Valais Blacknose - sold for 10,000 guineas!

£10,500 for a single animal, even the owner was staggered!
I was told some of the prices for sheep and semen the other week but can't remember them precisely. Good sheep were definitely going for four figures. Even their fleeces are worth £25 - and they can be clipped twice a year. Get a fleece felted to make a rug and you're looking at £150 plus.

In 1996 a friend sold a Suffolk ram (tup) for over £1,000.
It not a Supreme Champion of anything near, but it was a quad, of triplets.
The Farmer on the BBC programme made £22,000 from the sale of just 4 of his Valais Blacknose, the programme is worth watching simply to see his reaction after the hammer went down at 10,000, because he'd said he would take it home if it didnt make its reserve of 4,000 guineas.

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

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Mike J wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mike J wrote:
This Farming Life

Valais Blacknose - sold for 10,000 guineas!

£10,500 for a single animal, even the owner was staggered!
I was told some of the prices for sheep and semen the other week but can't remember them precisely. Good sheep were definitely going for four figures. Even their fleeces are worth £25 - and they can be clipped twice a year. Get a fleece felted to make a rug and you're looking at £150 plus.

In 1996 a friend sold a Suffolk ram (tup) for over £1,000.
It not a Supreme Champion of anything near, but it was a quad, of triplets.
The Farmer on the BBC programme made £22,000 from the sale of just 4 of his Valais Blacknose, the programme is worth watching simply to see his reaction after the hammer went down at 10,000, because he'd said he would take it home if it didnt make its reserve of 4,000 guineas.
I can't get my head round some of the prices tups can sell for. £92k? :scratch: https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/92000-b ... -tup-hawes

Mind you, I saw a sheep dog sell for 14k guineas back in February. To a phone buyer in the USA. :dizzy:

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by davelumb » Wed Aug 21 2019 10:58

Rough Fell tup.

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by Happy Hayes » Wed Aug 21 2019 22:20

Nothing Rough about him :grin:

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by davelumb » Wed Aug 21 2019 23:16

Happy Hayes wrote:
Nothing Rough about him :grin:
Mean, moody and magnificent? I'd not argue with the bugger!

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