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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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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.
As well as being a seasonal addition to our clinical work at the practice, this is an especially busy time of the year for me as I am also lambing my own sheep at home.
This allows us to juggle our busy work and family commitments with the need to be on hand to supervise our sheep at lambing time and this year we excelled ourselves with all our sheep lambing within just four days of each other.
Milk yield increases as number of lambings increase as mentioned by other researchers (Portolano et al.
Ewes were milked on the fifth day after lambing, and machine milked once daily (1200 h).
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Time is never wasted in preparation and having basic equipment to hand may save lives when lambing starts.
One of the most important legal requirements at lambing is also worth mentioning here: 'Animals shall be cared for by a sufficient number of staff who possess the appropriate ability, knowledge and professional competence.
We shear before lambing so the multiple lambs climbing all over the ewe doesn't spoil the wool.
The trickiest part of twice a year lambing was that the ewes needed to lamb early in the spring so that they would be ready to breed back in about six weeks for fall lambing.
We had been getting our usual single digit temperatures and snow cover, but he felt confident I could handle any lambings in the 5 or 6 days he'd be gone.
One of the many new, prolific, early maturing, year 'round lambing breeds was gaining popularity in our area.