Lambing 2019

Guiggs

Member
Location
Leicestershire
I can't believe this weather...
I put back lambing 3 weeks this year to try and insure there will be better weather and some grass growth after last year's disaster....
What's the betting it's all turned to sh1t by the time lambing starts!?!?
 

Gator

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Lancashire
I can't believe this weather...
I put back lambing 3 weeks this year to try and insure there will be better weather and some grass growth after last year's disaster....
What's the betting it's all turned to sh1t by the time lambing starts!?!?
I've done the same
 

Gator

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Lancashire
Half way through already with this lot.

Beautiful weather, turning out to fields in orderly fashion.

It surely can't last ... ...
i hope it does for you after the weather we had this time last year,

15 degrees here now, was minus 8 this time last year and lots of the white stuff
 

Man_in_black

Member
Livestock Farmer
We had our annual lamb viewing day today, let public onto the yard & lambing sheds for couple hours, kids bottle feed cades, bit of an informal tour & chat, answering questions etc.
Really encouraging the amount of kids & grown ups asking very sensible questions & wanting to educated where their food comes from. Handy we had one of the stragglers born couple hours earlier! (y)
 

yellowbelly

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs
Had a bit of a disaster when I got to the shed first thing yesterday, a ewe had lambed a good single and the bag hadn't broken:(
Snaffled the biggest triplet I could find but his new sheepskin jacket turned out to be about 3 sizes too big for him...
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Anyhow his new mum seems quite happy with him so this morning I was able to 'tailor' it into a rather snazzy Schoffel type waistcoat for him...........
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All's well that ends well (y)
 

unlacedgecko

Member
Livestock Farmer
Had a bit of a disaster when I got to the shed first thing yesterday, a ewe had lambed a good single and the bag hadn't broken:(
Snaffled the biggest triplet I could find but his new sheepskin jacket turned out to be about 3 sizes too big for him...
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Anyhow his new mum seems quite happy with him so this morning I was able to 'tailor' it into a rather snazzy Schoffel type waistcoat for him...........
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All's well that ends well (y)
When I get one with a jacket too big I take in the middle with some baler twine, I think it’s important for the ewe to smell the skins arsehole.
 

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