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Posted: Wednesday 29 October, 2014

by Rosemary Champion at 10:54am in Sheep No comments Add your own

I don't want to bore you with tales of Taylor's sex life but so far, he's covered five ewes since going in on Sunday afternoon - Pixie and Poppy, Penny, Lucy and a coloured gimmer with a brown face, that's one of Niamh's twins from 2013. I never know their names until they lamb :-) Five down; ten to go.

Of course, one never counts ones lambs before they're up and sucking (and even then, there's no guarantee that they'll make it to sale), but this is the start of the process. In fact, it's not the start - the start was vaccinating the ewes against abortion, checking them for fitness and checking Taylor for fitness, so the sheep year really starts, for us, in early October, before that year's lambs are away.

The ewes have access to a high energy lick and decent grass and are, as far as I can ascertain, in good health, so that hopefully, they produce two healthy eggs and implant two healthy foetuses.

And Taylor has his part to do now too - and he seems to be getting the hang of it :-)

 

 

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