#LAMBMETRICS for the day
Drysdale & English Leicester Flocks
Born today: 4
Total Lambs Born: 50
Drysdale lambs (live total): 25
English Leicester lambs (live total): 16
English Leicester X lambs (live total): 5
Total Sets of Twins born: 15
Total Sets of Triplets born: 1
Total ewe lambs: 27
Total ram lambs: 23
Ewes lambed /76: 33 (43.4 %)
Lamb % : 136 % [live]
Losses: 4 [lamb]; 0 [ewe]
Notable Midwifery tales:
Today was pretty straightforward. Yay!
First off was the “close encounter” with the wildlife on the morning rounds. We have heaps of Eastern Grey Kangaroos (no shortage here…….) but usually don’t get so close.
Then we bring Anne/ “Tankerina” in for milking. Her lamb is stuffed full of milk and still only drinking off one side so we easily get 500-600ml each day (2 milkings) from the “unused” side of her udder. We’re impressed…!! LOL
Twin lambs will often stick to “their side” of the udder when there is plenty.
Went looking for Hermione and her triplets at one stage….. the English Leicesters are pretty in love with going into the tractor shed when it rains and Hermione reckons she’s half EL so that totally counts. The wretches have made an absolute mess down the back behind the horse float – and now the lambs are being found regularly fast asleep on a “bed of wool” !! Great for when the weather is bad! The rotters. LOL
The morning was quite mild and the bees were absolutely loving the Philotheca sp. bush growing in the garden. Must be Spring. 🙂
Here’s a newborn Drysdale lamb this evening – all wet and gooey still.
One of the older lambs (about 10 days old) came for a photo session this evening…. *mwah*
At the end of the day, when the ewes are back in their Night Paddock, it’s really nice to just walk through them and enjoy the calm.