#LAMBMETRICS for the day
Drysdale & English Leicester Flocks
Born today: 1
Total Lambs Born: 46
Drysdale lambs (live total): 23
English Leicester lambs (live total): 14
English Leicester X lambs (live total): 5
Total Sets of Twins born: 14
Total Sets of Triplets born: 1
Total ewe lambs: 25
Total ram lambs: 21
Ewes lambed /76: 30 (39.4 %)
Lamb % : 140 % [live]
Losses: 4 [lamb]; 0 [ewe]
Notable Midwifery tales:
Quiet day today with only one lamb born late in the afternoon – so I forgot to take a photo as I was rushing about with evening chores.
Good news: the ewe we’ve now named “Aunty P” who had the prolapse managed to get the insert out last night but all her bits are staying in so that was a welcome sight. If there’s no change then I will be able to let her out with the mumma ewes tomorrow. Phew.
Had my first dystocia in the Merino flock this morning – a maiden ewe who had her lamb die in utero and didn’t go into labour properly. Lamb was going rotten and took a bit to get out but it was done and she’ll be feeling much much better tonight.
We’re still milking the “Tankerella” English Leicester ewe (her real name is Anne LOL). Twice today and her milk is going to Bibbi.
The black and white twins born yesterday are doing very well and are now in the main mumma’s paddock.
And we’re a bit “photo-lite” today so here’s a pick of the black/white twin’s dad, Stirling.
Hopefully, more pics tomorrow!