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bloomer

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Moving pregnant ewes
« on: March 04, 2016, 10:59:29 am »

Hi

What's the latest in pregnancy I can move ewes?

Trying to leave them on winter grazing as long as possible but need to move them before actual lambing.

Due to start lambing April 6th.

Thanks
Bloomer

fsmnutter

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  • Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire
Re: Moving pregnant ewes
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2016, 11:28:43 am »
It is advised not to move any pregnant animal in last 10% gestation, ie about a fortnight for ewes.
There is an exemption for a farmer moving them a short distance to "improve the conditions of birth" so moving them for lambing can be done any time before.

Crbecky10

  • Joined Dec 2014
Re: Moving pregnant ewes
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 04:18:45 pm »
I don't think there should be an exact time when you shouldn't move them. If they're not going far and they don't get stressed you shouldn't have any problems.

bloomer

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Re: Moving pregnant ewes
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 04:49:26 pm »
Thanks that what I found online and was looking for reassurance they only have to move 2 miles to a better site so can be done slowly in small groups, many thanks


 

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