Deformed lambs with photos


Livestock Farmer
I've had an unusual number of deformed lambs this year. I thought I’d share them on here for interests sake.

Small lamb born second in a pair of twins. Tiny body with twisted spine.
Beltex out of an Aberfeild x Cheviot gimmer


This one was coming breached with its back feet right under the brisket. Back legs are fused from the hips down, extremely long and cross over at the hamstrings. It had to be a CS.
Lamb is a 3/4 beltex from a 2 crop ewe.


The first two I believe were living in utreo but died during birth.
Third lamb was born alive but I had to put it down. One of a pair, front legs turned inwards like a crabs pincers, back legs out behind it like a seal.
It’s twin’s front legs are a wee bit twisted but I think they will come right.

I've hardly ever seen deformed lambs. Had abortions, rotten lambs & still born of course but all proper lambs.

But three water belly lambs over the last 35 years.

Also I had a hogg which had a flat faced lamb without a proper nose in 2013, very similar to what ALR describes.

Luckly she took straight away to a twin in the next pen.
I think we all have difficult lambing's and issues thereafter from time to time but in all fairness i'd not post online it's simply to easy for an image to be taken manipulated used for the wrong reasons.

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...