NFU Mutual Smallholding Insurance

Author Topic: When to wean heb lambs  (Read 1946 times)


  • Joined Oct 2008
When to wean heb lambs
« on: June 05, 2011, 10:03:54 pm »
Hi all  :wave:

This being our first year of having lambs a question roughly at what age are they weaned,lambs were born end of march and are a good size eating lots of grass and mix,so when do i wean them?
Fleecewife 1 of the ewe lambs is 4 horned will post a pic tomorrow.
I'm not in any hurry to wean them just that i have had some sheep for sale in our local paper for the last week and not a single phone call so would like to advertize the lambs asap with an expected weaning date to see if there is any interest.

Voss Electric Fence


  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: When to wean heb lambs
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 11:11:21 pm »
Hi Karen  :wave:  See my answer to Rosemary's 'weaning questions' which seems to cover what you are asking.  My Hebs are born in April and we wean them about mid August, although this year we have 3 later lambs which will stay on a couple of weeks longer - they are all ewe lambs anyway so no danger of highjinx  :o.

Look forward to seeing the photo  :) :sheep:

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus - let sleeping dragons lie


How to wean lambs

Started by Newtosheep

Replies: 3
Views: 229
Last post March 08, 2020, 07:49:29 pm
by SallyintNorth
Leaving lambs to self wean?

Started by thenovice

Replies: 6
Views: 2413
Last post May 20, 2013, 12:55:43 pm
by lachlanandmarcus
How do you wean yours??

Started by lou995

Replies: 4
Views: 1461
Last post August 16, 2013, 12:33:53 pm
by shep53
To wean .... or not to wean?

Started by milliebecks

Replies: 7
Views: 1567
Last post July 13, 2016, 02:24:01 pm
by SallyintNorth
how early can you wean?

Started by Hillview Farm

Replies: 9
Views: 3260
Last post June 25, 2013, 05:48:17 pm
by Hillview Farm

Forum sponsors

FibreHut Energy Helpline Thomson & Morgan Time for Paws Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival Little Peckers

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2020. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS