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nellie

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Mont St Michel France
    • Vacation Normandy
useful information on lambing
« on: January 28, 2008, 10:46:56 am »
 I  found this whilst 'surfing' this morning

Thought it was quite useful !

http://bedford.extension.psu.edu/Agriculture/Lessons/Process%20of%20Lambing.htm

pigsatlesrues

  • Joined Oct 2008
  • Normandy, France
Re: useful information on lambing
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008, 04:51:30 pm »
That is really useful thanks Helen. This will be our first year lambing so grateful for any help offered.

Kate
Bonjour et avoir un bon jour !

Rosey

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Lincolnshire UK
    • UKNaturepics.com
Re: useful information on lambing
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 06:50:45 pm »
My first year of lambing too, so this gives me more confidence! Thanks for this

Rosey

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: useful information on lambing
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 07:08:05 pm »
I hope next year will be our first year - I shall rely on you old hands for advice!

Rosemary

nellie

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Mont St Michel France
    • Vacation Normandy
Re: useful information on lambing
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008, 08:36:51 am »


We  are impatiently awaiting the arrival of our lambs.

We had twin  lambs on Saturday afternoon  ( a boy & a girl)

Our   Texel wondered off on her own into one of the top fields & was visibly in labour

After  20 mins of pushing only the feet were visible & she was tiring so we brought her ( reluctantly down to the small shack)

My husband delivered a decent sized ram lamb & then 15 mins later  his much smaller sister

We were very thankful that this was a daytime birth as she couldnt have managed on her own

All are doing well

Now were are just waiting on the others- one looks about to pop!!

kanisha

  • Joined Dec 2007
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Re: useful information on lambing
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008, 05:39:20 pm »
 ;D well done I love lambing time a couple of months to wait until mine are ready sigh
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Rosey

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Lincolnshire UK
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Re: useful information on lambing
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2008, 08:43:14 am »
Mine aren't due until after March 20th, I can't wait! Roy the farmer was asking when we wanted to put the ram in next year but I want to see how we go with this lot first.

old bird

  • Joined Feb 2008
Re: useful information on lambing
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008, 06:58:12 pm »
Nice and informative but new lamber please don't dip the umbilical cord into the bottle of iodine and possibly spread infection, as the photo shows.
Pour a little into a small pot, and throw away any after use (NOT back into the bottle). Good luck with lambing  :)

Pebbles

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Central Scotland
    • Ardunan Farm
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Re: useful information on lambing
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008, 11:02:24 pm »
Thanks for this.

My OH had a flock of sheep he 'lambed' many, many years ago but has the confidence that I am currently lacking.

We have 36 ewes, most of which seem to be pregnant and are due to lamb during the fist two weeks in April - I have organised a holiday from work.

Searching 'lambing' on YouTube gets some good results - makes it look so easy  :-\

I also downloaded a great guide to lambing - it was so helpful - I will dig out the link.

Trying to be self-sufficient and raise happy, healthy animals on our smallholding at www.ardunanfarm.com

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Pebbles

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Central Scotland
    • Ardunan Farm
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Re: useful information on lambing
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2008, 01:43:20 pm »
This is the link I mentioned above

http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/welfare/farmed/sheep/pdf/lambsurvival.pdf

and I found this one too

http://www.nadis.org.uk/Preparation%20for%20lambing/PREPAR_1.HTM

Apologies Dan if I haven't inserted these properly  :-[

Any words of wisdom, experience or 'must have' equipment information will be gratefully received  ???

Pebbles
Trying to be self-sufficient and raise happy, healthy animals on our smallholding at www.ardunanfarm.com

Championing local food producers around the UK at The Great British Food Hub www.thegreatbritishfoodhub.com get in touch if you want to be the person who creates a Food Hub in your community

woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Re: useful information on lambing
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2008, 08:04:37 pm »
If anyone needs a guide to lambing we have one in word format that I can email..........so please ask!
www.berry land cottage.co.uk
www.valgrainger.co.uk

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pigsatlesrues

  • Joined Oct 2008
  • Normandy, France
Re: useful information on lambing
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2008, 12:52:39 pm »
If anyone needs a guide to lambing we have one in word format that I can email..........so please ask!

Val

Do you still have this? Would love a copy.

Thanks

Kate  :sheep:
Bonjour et avoir un bon jour !

woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Re: useful information on lambing
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2008, 08:21:54 pm »
Yes I do...........though the new improved version is not on the machine yet!!!
Also available to run lambing courses and we have our own lambing course here on the Blackdowns in Feb..........will post details as soon as we have a date. We have organised it for the past 2 years aimed specifically at smallholders rather than large farmers with loads of kit!!
www.berry land cottage.co.uk
www.valgrainger.co.uk

Overall winner of the Devon Environmental Business Awards 2009

 

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