#LAMBMETRICS for the day
Drysdale & English Leicester Flocks
Born today: 3
Total Lambs Born: 111
Drysdale lambs (live total): 52
English Leicester lambs (live total): 36
English Leicester X lambs (live total): 14
Total Sets of Twins born: 36
Total Sets of Triplets born: 1
Total ewe lambs: 59
Total ram lambs: 52
Ewes lambed /76: 73 (96.0 %)
Lamb % : 140 % [live]
Losses: 9 [lamb]; 0 [ewe]
Notable Midwifery tales:
Another set of black/white twins today! And just for variety it was two ram lambs. LOL
Unfortunately, there was a fox around last night. 🙁 One of the 2-day old Drysdale ram lambs was taken and killed. His mum was a little blase about it so here’s hoping she looks after the twin a little better.
It was a gloriously sunny and warm day and there were lambs sunbaking all over the place. We had to bring Tankerina back in and milked nearly 600ml from one side of the udder that the lamb was ignoring.
I was also concerned about Paris perhaps developing some mastitis but when I put a halter on her (she remembered….) and milked her a bit she was fine so that was good. Her lamb is now to be called Perdy. 🙂 She’s definitely showing all the laidback behaviour characteristics of that family line (like Minty and Gilbert) which I am pleased with.
There was a Drysdale ewe lamb born just before dark and that meant only 3 lambs for the day. Only a handful of ewes left! No doubt they will drag it out as long as possible. LOL