Livestock & Pets
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Sheep are seasonal breeders and ewes are stimulated to cycle by the declining daylight pattern in Autumn.
A few hours before lambing, a ewe will move away from the main flock to find a quiet birth site.
Hogget lambing is regularly promoted as a way to increase income, but results have been variable in the past.
Docking removes most of the lamb’s tail to prevent the build-up of dags on the wool around the sheep’s back end.
Things to think about before you buy sheep
Maybe a good time for small farmers to start thinking about more sheep.
Lambing preparations on small blocks
Saving lambs this spring is all about being well prepared, having the right gear, and knowing when to offer or seek help.