another strip of land

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GTFC197

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another strip of land
« on: March 30, 2012, 14:52 »
One of my neighbours has given us permission to use his strip of land indefinitely for whatever we want.
It is, at the moment overgrown, and the surrounding strips get covered in thistle seeds every year making weed control very hard.
It's not huge, approx 6 mtrs wide and 55 mtrs long, so wondering whether it will support a couple of lambs to fatten up.
Plenty of long grass on it, will take down the brambles to make it easier for them.

Any advice please as to whether it is big enough.

Thanks.

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Re: another strip of land
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 15:13 »
http://www.food.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/cleansheep0507.pdf

Appendix 4 gives some indoor housing space requirements which will give an idea... maybe there aren't outdoor minimums? I don't know the answer to that.
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Re: another strip of land
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 15:23 »
You can keep about 5 sheep with their lambs on an acre of good land.  But you really need to be able to rest the land and put the sheep on another pasture while the first piece recovers.

55 x 6 = 330 sq metres =  0.08 acres 

« Last Edit: March 30, 2012, 15:25 by Aunt Sally »
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Re: another strip of land
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 19:41 »
Thank you for info, not sure what to do now, maybe get a GOS, and put on there, need a good bacon and gammon pig.



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