Monday, February 27, 2012

Lamb care

New life deserves a decent welcome. Our ewes are left in or close to the herd to lamb so they wont get extra stress. After that it is: clip - dip - strip - sip
- clip long umbilical cords (if necessary)
- dip them in iodine
- strip the wax plug out of the ewe's teats
- and be sure that the lamb sips some colostrum as soon as possible if necessary with some assistance
Then mother and baby go to our lambing stable where they often receive a warm welcome from the other mothers. For the records all lambs are weighted as well. Now six pens in the stable are occupied, soon some sheep will move back to the herd.

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