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We had some erosion in several places where the water coming down the hills turns into a river so we changed things a bit to keep lambs safer. I had a couple of gaps that I filled up with big pieces of slab rock that isn't going to move.
Mr. @Mike CHS,

Do you think you could post some pictures of your work? I have a few areas that I would like to control erosion better (in fact, I plan to post pictures on my journal of the worst places) and while I don't need to worry about lambs being born, I would like to slow or stop the erosion.

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There isn't much to show but I'll take a picture later on. This is one spot at the bottom of a paddock where the run off from 4 hills all hit in one spot. I have used a piece of cattle panel wired to the fence to take out some of the gap and a piece of ledge rock to fill it a little further. We had a runoff ditch at the top of our property that had a ditch literally 4' deep and 4' wide that I added several bags of dry cement to the base and it has pretty much filled back in.
 

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Getting them off the feed bill is a good thing! Roosters are like teen aged boys-empty all the time and want to EAT! LOL LOL

Real foggy this morning, can barely see the front gate. But I can see Goldie the steer waiting by his feed tub, looking this way! Guess I need to go do chores.

Mike, I only have 2 lambs right now. I built them a creep feeder, how much Feed should I give them daily? It is a sweet textured feed. Yesterday I gave them 1 cup, they ate most of it, then came back later to finish it up.
 

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I give them a little over a pound a day each and they will pretty much convert that to a pound a day for the first 90 days or so. When we are feeding for the market they will average out at 90 pounds a little over 90 days depending on their birth weight of course.
I know you buy bulk feed, do you feed the same feed to the lambs? I bought a 50# bag at $13, that could get expensive real fast with a lot of lambs. It is 18% protein. The pellets the ewes and Ringo get are a 14% protein. If you don't mind my asking, what are you paying for the bulk feed?
 

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I know you buy bulk feed, do you feed the same feed to the lambs? I bought a 50# bag at $13, that could get expensive real fast with a lot of lambs. It is 18% protein. The pellets the ewes and Ringo get are a 14% protein. If you don't mind my asking, what are you paying for the bulk feed?
The ewes won't be getting much in the way of feed until they lamb then they will also get around a pound each with the lambs getting as much as they want for a few weeks and then only grass. The feed store bags up the feed but in order to get the bulk price of $6 per 50 pound bag you have to buy 1000 pounds at a time. They also carry their own All Stock blend that is 16% protein that I'll probably use starting next month since I still have 400 pounds of that that needs used up. Their All Stock is 50 cents more per 50 lbs but I use it when I'm feeding less and don't have to make room for 1000 lbs of it.
 
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