Ewe Prolapsing

JoeFo

Member
Hi folks, have a ewe who was pushing out last night and then it went back in for 24 hours, it’s back out again tonight. Should I be worried or any advice?
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neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Hi folks, have a ewe who was pushing out last night and then it went back in for 24 hours, it’s back out again tonight. Should I be worried or any advice? View attachment 956349
I had a ewe lamb with a smaller prolapse than that, just as she was coming up to lambing. She lambed fine and it settled back in. I recorded it but didn’t mark her as a cull.

Yesterday morning she had the whole lot out.:banghead: . Now stitched and harnessed until it settles.

I’m firmly in the ‘harness camp’, with the spoons thrown on the fire 20 years ago, before they could irritate even more ewes! Better than nothing in the absence of anything else being available, but I try to keep enough harnesses on standby, just in case.
 
Location
Devon
Harness anything that is more significant than a little protrusion when lying down.

There are times when I might put a 'spoon' in the harness to help keep everything in the right place. I would look to remove the spoon ASAP and continue with just a harness.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

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