#LAMBMETRICS for the day
Drysdale & English Leicester Flocks
Born today: 0
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: 74 (96.0 %)
Lamb % : 138 % [live]
Losses: 9 [lamb]; 0 [ewe]
Notable Midwifery tales:
No new lambs today!
Sorted out the remaining ewes and lambs this morning since there has been a “break” in the births the last few days. The older lambs and their mothers were sent out into the Big Paddock, leaving the last few younger lambs as well the remaining expectant mothers in the Maternity Paddocks.
There was a general assessment of the “remaining” ewes and was decided that there were some dry ewes that had slipped in with the mob, as well as one English Leicester ewe that appears to have lost her pregnancy after the scan in June.
That means all the Drysdale lambs have been born and there are only two English Leicesters left (that had scanned pregnant) to lamb. And yes, Mona is one of them. Cheeky sod just wanted dinner last night! I ended up letting her out back into the paddock when I did the night feed and she was very content.
A case of “tick tock…..” waiting for these last two girls now. Both are in lamb to Sterling, the silver English Leicester. Mona is expecting a single and the other ewe, twins.
What will tomorrow bring?? (At least I’m finally able to get some other jobs done now!)