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moprabbit

  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Maximum age for first time lambing?
« on: December 01, 2012, 04:02:36 pm »
I was just wondering how old a sheep could be to give birth to lambs for the first time? Can't find any info in any of my books.
Thanks
4 pet sheep

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Maximum age for first time lambing?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 06:44:27 pm »
Any age could give birth for the first time ( my friends 2 four shears escaped and found a ram ) just be carefull  not to have to big lambs.

Small Farmer

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Bedfordshire
Re: Maximum age for first time lambing?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 06:46:13 pm »
I can beat that - I was 55 when I first lambed :)
Being certain just means you haven't got all the facts

Old Shep

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Maximum age for first time lambing?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 06:48:33 pm »
 :roflanim: :roflanim:
Helen - (used to be just Shep).  Gordon Setters, Border Collies and chief lambing assistant to BigBennyShep.

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Maximum age for first time lambing?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 07:05:42 pm »
I can beat that - I was 55 when I first lambed :)

Oh! well done that woman :thumbsup: 

katyd1991

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: Maximum age for first time lambing?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 01:41:53 am »
we lamb some of our "hogg's" born in feb and lamb the following year in the may!! :) but they have to be biggish sheep and the ram you put to them shouldnt be to big of a breed either otherwise your going to end up with problems  :)

 

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