Two days worth of info here. 🙂 Too busy last night with getting ready for handspinners coming for a Farm & Fibre Day.
#LAMBMETRICS for the day
Drysdale & English Leicester Flocks
Born today: 15
Total Lambs Born: 43
Drysdale lambs (live total): 27
DrysdaleX lambs (total): 12
English Leicester lambs (live total): 2
Total Sets of Twins born: 11
Total Sets of Triplets born: 1
Total ewe lambs: 19
Total ram lambs: 24
Ewes lambed /72: 29 (40.3 %)
Lamb % : 141% [live]
Losses: 1 ewe, 2 lambs (stillborn)
Notable Midwifery tales:
Finally! Some English Leicester lambs have arrived. Twin ewes delivered their lambs within 12 hours of each other.
(Note very ordinary picture of the first one, using a flash.)
Quite a few Drysdale ewes gave birth too. Here was one young ewe that lambed this afternoon.