Ewes not opening up

Andy84

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We have had a relatively high number of ewes not opening up this year or certainly more than usual! Would this be down to a deficiency? All of them were multi-Vit drenched pre lambing as usual.
 

yellowbelly

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Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs
Had a few the same at the start of our early lambers in late Jan / early Feb.

Started putting limestone flour in our home mix and not seen any more.

Maybe just coincidence :scratchhead:
 

ERL

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Livestock Farmer
How much calcium you give em?
jab calcium as you would a downer ewe in emergency situation. try and get some mag in their diet either in concentrates or blocks ... should help them mobilise their own calcium reserves and improve muscle function.
 
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Bob the beef

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Location
Scot Borders
We have had a relatively high number of ewes not opening up this year or certainly more than usual! Would this be down to a deficiency? All of them were multi-Vit drenched pre lambing as usual.
I’m getting the same. Ewes in good nick, and grazing decent grass, but many just not slackening off. Lambs are properly presented and toes peeping out but no way the ewe will push them out. Leaving for an hour making no difference. Having to just get them lubed and pulled out
 

yellowbelly

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Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs
Where do you buy the limestone flour
Comes from our local merchant.
They can't get flour at the moment, so are supplying this.......
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........it's little granules.........
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