The crush arrived yesterday (amazing piece of equipment) kindly loaned by Roger Frere from Frinton Farm Partners.
Martin and Jack managed to get it off the trailer without the help of our tractor which decided for the first time ever not to start! (on Clarence’s side maybe?)
It has been parked just outside the field ready to be moved in later in the week.
We fed Clarence right alongside the crush. He didn’t take any notice of it, in fact the llamas showed far more interest all lining up with their heads over the gate.
While Clarence was eating I walked through it to show him it was ok and told him he could have his turn soon. Martin offered to clamp my neck in it to check how it worked but I declined the offer.
On a serious note
the positive was that Clarence didn’t mind standing near it
Today I had a long chat with my vet about the whole situation and my worries about Clarence. In the end it was decided that we would book the two visits 11th Feb and 14th Feb.
We are going to try and get Clarence to walk through the crush by that time and will have sorted out the race.
On the day our vet will bring sedation for Clarence which he will inject from a pole if needed.
I have complete faith in our vets that they will try their best to get the job done
Three days later we will have to go through it all again only this time Clarence will know whats coming and who knows what new trick he will have up his sleeve!
We are overwhelmed by the amount of support we have been offered from farmers, vets and the public.
Clarence has become famous!
To think it all started with a simple appeal for a crush in a local Gazette