Friday, April 8, 2011
Breeding and keeping livestock
Cutting tails with a knife, piercing ears, castrating without anaesthesia, trowing with young animals, weight them bij binding a string to their front legs and hang them on a scale in the air, not feeding them enough because feed is expensive..... this all might be normal to certain farmers, it is absolutely not normal to us.
We now have a stable full of lambs, slowly getting used to their new home... I would like to fully feed them but for now we are careful not to overfeed them with concentrates since they are not yet used to that. Clean water, good hay, some concentrates, fresh air, love and attention hopefully get them over being separated from their mothers and some rough handeling.