Nobody likes maggots!!

When it gets to the end of May / the start of June and lambing is all wrapped up the next thing on our agenda is shearing.  My partner runs a shearing business in the local area and can spend around 4 weeks solidly shearing flocks of sheep. So why are sheep sheared?  When it... Continue Reading →

Out to play!

After some time in the nursery the ewes and lambs are ready to go out in the field. It a simple last-minute check to ensure the lambs are fit and healthy and then full speed ahead out to the field. To turn the ewes and lambs out is a bit of a fun game- if... Continue Reading →

The Orphans

During lambing we often get some orphan lambs that are separated into a pen. They are known as cade lambs- it simply means orphan or bottle fed lambs. Cade lambs can come about for several reasons: It could be a lamb where the ewe is not producing any milk The ewe could have died and... Continue Reading →

Time for Nursery!

Once the lambs have been in their pens for a couple of days they are ready to go to nursery. The lamb nursery is the next stage for the new lambs and moms and is very important to ensure their survival out in the field. We will go through all the pens that may be... Continue Reading →

Lambing!

The best bit of lambing is when a brand new lamb is born and you see the amazing birth. Just like one born every minute, there literally can be lambs being born every minute- day and night! When you seen the signs of lambing the ewe will normally do everything she needs to in order to... Continue Reading →

The Ewes are in!

You know lambing has started from the moment you get the first lot of ewes in. The ewes are bought in at different times dependent on when the tup was put in with them. This allows us to ensure we have the ewes expected to give birth inside first and they will have had their lambs and... Continue Reading →

The Boys are back in town!

I get asked lots of questions about lambing, lambing is nearly finished for us but thought I would share a series of blogs as a beginners guide- starting with the boys! Like all life, lambing is down to the work of the boys. The boys- also known as Rams or Tups- are let out into... Continue Reading →

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