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lambing

parturition in the ewe.

batch lambing
arranging for ewes to lamb in groups preselected on the basis of their breeding date. Maximizes use of labor in intensive lambing management aimed at minimizing losses of lambs at lambing.
drift lambing
as ewes in a big flock lamb they are moved off into other groups so that management can be intensified with the residue.
extensive lambing
the ewes are left to lamb unattended on extensive range. There is the least possible harassment, suitable for the timid merinos usually maintained in these conditions, but no opportunity to assist a ewe in trouble, an uncommon occurrence in this kind of sheep.
lambing out
the act of supervising and caring for the ewes in a flock during parturition.
lambing paralysis
see maternal obstetric paralysis.
lambing rate
numbers of lambs born per hundred ewes mated.
lambing sickness
see milk fever.
lambing stain
a yellow-to-brown stain of the escutcheon and backs of the legs caused by placental fluids, an indication that the ewe has recently lambed. A valuable guide in the culling technique of wet-drying the ewes.
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