Lambing Course

lambing course - ewe lambs and vetWe run lambing courses each spring on a local farm. The course is geared towards people who are keen to be taught how to manage ewes and lambs correctly at this busy time. This one day course is run as a small group to allow lots of ‘hands on’ learning.

Students will learn:

  • Managing sheep in the run up to lambing – nutrition and body condition; vaccination and parasite control.
  • The normal lambing process.
  • How and when to intervene – Recognise and correct different presentations; use lambing ropes and snares, assist and revive lambs. Care of the ewe after an assisted lambing.
  • Recognising and dealing with prolapses, milk fever and twin lamb disease.
  • How to stomach tube lambs and colostrum management.
  • Injecting ewes and lambs.
  • Castrating and tail docking.
  • Management of hypothermia in lambs.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
25
Mon
3:00 pm Flock Club Meeting: Lameness @ Donhead Hall
Flock Club Meeting: Lameness @ Donhead Hall
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Flock Club Meeting: Lameness @ Donhead Hall
Our next flock club meeting is to be held on lameness and sponsored by MSD. Alongside the lameness aspect of the meeting the next set of data from your online SAC health plans will be benchmarked. The meeting is kindly
Oct
10
Tue
3:00 pm Beef Suckler Group Meeting: Embr... @ Wessex Lowlines
Beef Suckler Group Meeting: Embr... @ Wessex Lowlines
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Beef Suckler Group Meeting: Embryo Transfer @ Wessex Lowlines
This meeting will be based around Embryo Transfer and will be a farm walk and discussion. Free to members of the Beef Discussion Group. Please RSVP to Lucy or to the office. More about Beef Suckler Group.
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