Women in Agriculture: Aberdeenshire – Practical Lambing & Calving


This meeting will focus on practical lambing and calving, with a good blend of theory and practical experience delivered by two vets.

The meeting will start with a session on What stands between your pregnant ewe and a healthy lamb? This will cover colostrum management including sourcing and storage, condition scoring, nutrition, metabolic profiling, disease risks and neonatal management.

On the day attendees will also have the opportunity to practice intraperitoneal (IP) injections in dead lambs and difficult deliveries with the aid of a lambing simulator.

The meeting will end with SAC VIO Eilidh Corr, demonstrating a simple post-mortem of a lamb.

Although much of the practical session focuses on lambing, most of the content is transferable to calvings and other farmed livestock.

This meeting is suitable for all levels of lambing and calving experience from beginner to expert. All delegates will leave this highly practical meeting with plenty of hints and tips for a very successful lambing and calving.

Anyone that is pregnant or think they may be, is advised not to attend this meeting.


Bookings are no longer available for this event.