Care of the Lamb

Duration: 2.5 hours

Lambing is the most important time in the cycle of sheep production and the time when good management is vital. Lambing can be looked upon as "harvest time" for the sheep farmer. Many farmers lose up to 25% of their lambs before weaning which is a great waste of both stock and money. Each year many lambs die before weaning. The sheep farmer should aim for a lamb mortality of below 10% with 5% being the target. The following points can help to avoid unnecessary deaths at lambing.
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