on the road

on the road

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Lambing Journal - Day 34

The last 3 ewes are holding on - maybe they're waiting nicer weather.  They all look extremely pregnant!  Lara and I expanded the paddock today - the ewes and lambs were happy to have access to fresh grass.

During our second check of the sheep this afternoon, I found another dead lamb.  This lamb was also about 3 weeks old (same as the lamb I found earlier in the week).  No marks or signs of illness.  If we have one more, I'll take it to the diagnostic lab at UC Davis.

We're supposed to have dry and much warmer weather this week - a welcome change.  The warm temperatures will spur grass growth - we'll be able to see the growth happen, probably.  This is the time of year that livestock producers need 10 times as many animals (just for 4-6 weeks) - we won't be able to keep up with the growth!

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