Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Lambing season is now over

The last of the ewes has had her lambs. Ewe number 416 had twin ram lambs late last night. They weighed in at 10lbs 2oz and 9lbs 7oz.

So here is how we did on the season. We started with 16 breed ewes.

One miscarried about 6 weeks before she was due. She had had a lamb born dead last year. She was moved in with the dry ewes and will be culled.

We had 14 ram lambs and 12 ewe lambs, a total of 26 lambs. I figure that to be a 168.75% lambing rate, respectable especially considering that most of the ewes are first time mamas.

And one heifer calf for good measure.

1 comment:

Terre d'Esprit said...

Congratulations!! That is a great percentage-- like you said, especially since you had all those first-time fresheners.

Now you can sit back and have a drink! Isn't your work now done for the summer? : )

(don't we all wish...)