Consequently, it is quite difficult for ewes to nourish their newly born lambs especially during lambing
Lambs survival was measured from the start of lambing
to weaning, which occurred at 8 weeks of age.
In fact, ewe behavior before, during and after lambing
has great influence on lamb survival (Grandinson, 2005; Ceyhan, Sezenler, Yuksel, & Yildirir, 2012; Hinch & O'Brien, 2014) due to the fact that the ability of a lamb to survive until weaning is largely determined by the establishment of maternal-filial bonds and the care and protection given by the ewe (Dwyer, 2008; Bickell, Nowak, Poindron, Ferguson, & Blache, 2010).
e ewes have been indoors for the last three weeks and were scheduled to start lambing
any time from last Saturday onwards.
Furthermore, not only do Beltex cross lambs command a higher price in the ring, we also find they present us with very few problems at lambing
Anglesey vet Facundo Gil, from the Bodrwnsiwn veterinary group, said: "This is very unusual indeed - normally when the lambing
process starts the ewe will give birth to all the lambs.
SHEEP farmers in Wales gearing up for the crucial lambing
season have urged retailers to support their industry as they battle against cheap imports and rising cost to the consumer of meat produced in Britain.
Dr Vipond, of the Scottish Agricultural College, advised farmers on how to reduce lambing
losses during a series of Farming Connect-organised meetings in Wales.
We shear before lambing
so the multiple lambs climbing all over the ewe doesn't spoil the wool.
Along with the purchase of the farm, we inherited a herd of sheep, just at lambing
Because not every farmer has a windowless barn, Fitzgerald and Stellflug then decided to give melatonin to both ewes and rams to precipitate breeding during the early spring and lambing
during the late summer.
SPRING definitely feels to be just around the corner and at Donaldson's Vets that means one thing - lambing