Lambing 2019

Discussion in 'Livestock & Forage' started by trewern, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. 20190314_154209.jpg first set of triplets going well.
    I have one ewe today who lambed last night, mothered lambs well, but seems to have no milk. Trying to foster the stronger lamb, but had to feed the weaker one with a stomach tube and dont think he will survive.
    I lost another lamb which escaped from his pen overnight and another disappeared from the yards, possibly fox or eagle
     
  2. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Different to over here.
     
  3. 20190313_132605.jpg healthy twin with a mummified triplet in the bag with him.
     
  4. Yes no green grass and no rain for months. Full time feeding hay and wheat to all my sheep.
     
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  5. HebCroft

    HebCroft New Member

    IMG-20190312-WA0002.jpg IMG-20190313-WA0001.jpg First set of twins lambed the other day. Been terrible weather to think of putting them out. Fingers crossed the croft dries up before the bulk of the ewes start lambing at the end of the month
     
  6. EJS

    EJS Member

    Location:
    Ashford, Kent
    Nice zwartbles
     
  7. HebCroft

    HebCroft New Member

    They are the ones that are scanned for triplets. Bought in 10 gimmers the rest are due for twins.
     
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  8. David.

    David. Member

    Location:
    J11 M40
    So why do you tick along nicely lambing for a week and then have a day of backwards lambs: today was that day, "most" survived the experience, but seems to happen every year.
     
  9. pine_guy

    pine_guy Member

    Location:
    North Cumbria
    Busy day today, 10% of flock lambed (including one in the batch outside waiting for space to come in :rolleyes:)

    Anyway, just had a set of triplets and two can’t stand. Back legs just push out behind them. Any ideas?

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  10. pine_guy

    pine_guy Member

    Location:
    North Cumbria
    Dead triplets out of a ewe that was ill last week to kick off at 5am. Set of smelly prematures that are in the ICU (heat lamp)one I think has brain damage, the other is keen but can’t stand yet. But then had two set of triplets right before a spare lamb was needed both times. So I guess on average a good day.
     
  11. jackstor

    jackstor Member

    Location:
    Carlisle
    They should strengthen up over a couple of days, just make sure they get plenty of milk(y)
     
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  12. muleman

    muleman Member

    Not good for you....i just wish you could take our rain and let us have a chance to get ewes and lambs turned out!
     
  13. pine_guy

    pine_guy Member

    Location:
    North Cumbria
    Just bottled them, she’s quite lean and not a lot of milk. Already looking a bit stronger. She laid on one when I was in the pen feeding them :banghead:

    Now I know why I don’t normally lamb and just by ewes with lambs at foot.
     
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  14. I've had a set of triplets with a lamb like that, floppy hock that bends both ways.

    Made a cade of him & at 10 days old skipping about.

    A bit of phsico helps, just hold him whilst he exercises a few times a day.
     
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  15. David.

    David. Member

    Location:
    J11 M40
    Had 2 yesterday with what looks to be slack hocks on a back leg, think it goes back to the dams sire, who had that that Texel thing of standing on a rear leg gone beyond straight.
     
  16. Jerry

    Jerry Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Do I win prize for biggest lamb?

    9.5kg


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  17. Gator

    Gator Member

    Location:
    Lancashire
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  18. That she will prolapes next year.
     
  19. Gator

    Gator Member

    Location:
    Lancashire
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    Had another one today, prolapse that is:facepalm:, will be glad when they get doing 10days to go:rolleyes: and getting fatter:rolleyes:
     
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  20. Jerry

    Jerry Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Side door. No way was it coming out the back door. Funny pelvic bones getting in the way.

    Marked as cull already.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
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