#LAMBMETRICS for the day
Drysdale & English Leicester Flocks
Born today: 3
Total Lambs Born: 23
Drysdale lambs (live total): 14
English Leicester lambs (live total): 8
English Leicester X lambs (live total): 0
Total Sets of Twins born: 6
Total Sets of Triplets born: 0
Total ewe lambs: 11
Total ram lambs: 12
Ewes lambed /76: 17 (22.3 %)
Lamb % : 135 % [live]
Losses: 1 [lamb]; 0 [ewe]
Notable Midwifery tales:
Today has been…. busy.
A nice Drysdale lamb first thing this morning and then I had to help old Minty (Gilbert’s sister) who decided to have a 6kg whopper and he was slightly overcooked which meant his horn buds caught a little so he got jammed. He’s been a bit of a “lump” today but I think he’ll be okay despite being big and sleepy all day.
The Castledales have been misbehaving a bit and this little scrap was found this morning and the mother didn’t want it – she had the other lamb. Harder to get those in the pens etc to sort that out so in the end just brought the little one in and fed it.
Say hi to Bibbi….
Bibbi has a very loud voice despite small stature and she can drink like a champion.
Unfortunately, the majority of the day was taken up dealing with a Drysdale ewe that had developed a vaginal prolapse. Have never had a Drysdale do this. 🙁 She’s pregnant with twins but wasn’t lambing. So, there have been numerous calls to the vet and a trip to town and makeshift harness made (twice) because no one local has the ewe retainers at the moment. (Must be imported items?!?)
Probably a 50/50 chance of success but I guess we will see what tomorrow brings.
And now it’s off, in the dark, wet night, to give Bibbi a feed. (She’s in the shed with sheep for company – did I mention her voice was LOUD?!)