Women in Agriculture: Inverness – Practical Lambing and Sheep Health

****This event is now fully booked****

If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Siobhan Macdonald at siobhan.macdonald@sac.co.uk If you have booked a place and can no longer attend, please contact Siobhan at the earliest possibility so your place can be offered to someone else.

Are you prepared for your upcoming lambing?

With lambing coming up, and sheep margins being squeezed, making sure your lambing is a smooth one can make a big difference!

The focus of this meeting is practical lambing, with a good blend of theory and practical experience delivered by the dynamic duo of:

  • Eilidh Corr – SAC Veterinary Services
  • Siobhan Macdonald – Senior SAC Consultant
  • Kirsten Williams – SAC Sheep Specialist

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
  • nutrition
  • condition scoring
  • metabolic profiling
  • disease risks
  • neonatal management

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

Although 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 experience from beginner to expert. All participants will leave this workshop with plenty of hints and tips for a successful lambing and calving.

As this meeting includes practical element please bring waterproofs and wellies suitable for disinfection.

If you are pregnant or think you may be, is advised you do not take part in the practical afternoon session.

***This workshop is limited to 30 participants*** If there is demand, a second course may run.


Bookings are no longer available for this event.