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Small Farmers Meeting – An Introduction to Lambing Sheep – Event Summary

22 March 2018

Key take-home messages:

  • Be prepared.
  • Stay calm.
  • Get help – if in doubt, call in the vet.

Most problems at lambing are nutrition related.  If you manage condition correctly you can minimise metabolic disorder, lambing issues and maximise the number of lambs reared.

The participants were made aware of the main disorders of ewes and lambs on the build-up to lambing and after and how to best treat or handle these.

Lambing techniques were demonstrated and practical sessions led to show participants how to deal with mal-presentation of lambs during birth.

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