lambing


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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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Sheep are [euro]ock animals so we pen them together until lambing but as they lamb, they are moved to individual pens so that they can bond with their lambs.
Their smaller size means minimal intervention at lambing.
The flock's scanning average is 200% and the first 250 began lambing on March 3.
The ewe may be vaccinated four to six weeks prior to lambing with both Clostridium C and D toxoid, to prevent enterotoxemia or overeating disease, and Tetanus toxoid.
During the day, there is a steady procession of sheep brought to the surgery in the back of Land Rovers and pickups for help with lambing and the procession seems only to increase at night when our on-call vet deals with lambing emergencies as well as the usual year-round emergency cases in domestic pets and farm animals.
Simply ensuring correct ewe nutrition before and at lambing could yield big dividends, said Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), the red meat agency.
Probably due to better nutrition for the ewes, milder autumns and winters, lighter stocking rates as well as breeding, the Johnsons are finding they are having more lambs to rear, and by the time their lambing begins in earnest in April, other farmers do not need lambs to foster.
During the lambing season UK sheep farmers lose between three and four million lambs.
Since I am at the surgery for much of the time, we try to organise our lambing so that the sheep lamb within a compact time frame.
Half the flock was drenched with 20ml of Liquithrive Sheep approximately one month prior to lambing.
SIR - Alan Morris of the Farmers' Union of Wales paints a very rosy picture of sheep farming in Wales (The Western Mail, January 3) when he refers to farmers spending sleepless nights tending to their animals during the lambing season.