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.

Upcoming Events

Jan
16
Wed
12:00 pm Flock Club Meeting: Post Mortem ... @ Friars Moor Vets
Flock Club Meeting: Post Mortem ... @ Friars Moor Vets
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Open to members of the flock club Kate Hovers is coming to talk to us about practical on farm post mortems with all attendees able to take part in a practical demonstration. We will cover common diseases of young lambs,
Jan
17
Thu
11:00 am BVD Cluster Meeting @ NFU Offices
BVD Cluster Meeting @ NFU Offices
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open to all dairy and beef herds who want to control BVD on their farm. This is the first step in signing up for the available governement funding to try to eradicate BVD. This meeting will cover BVD virus and
Feb
13
Wed
10:00 am Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for the 2018 practical lambing course! The course is run every year on a farm so we always hope for some real life action!! The course will cover all aspects of preparing the ewe (and yourself!) for lambing
Feb
20
Wed
10:00 am Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for the 2018 practical lambing course! The course is run every year on a farm so we always hope for some real life action!! The course will cover all aspects of preparing the ewe (and yourself!) for lambing
Highly skilled and professional approach … Personable, friendly and efficient!
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