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A Beginner's Guide to Lambing 2

Date: TBC (Feb/Mar)

Time: 10am – 12.30pm

Venue: TBC

Cost: £37.50 (inc VAT)

Included:  Tea/Coffee/Cold Drinks, refreshments on arrival!

Need to bring:  Clean boots and waterproof outdoor clothing, warm clothing, notebook and pencil.

 

Course Description

The second session of a two part course for anyone who is planning to lamb sheep for the first time, or who would like a refresher in the practicalities of lambing.  Attendance to Part 1 is not essential in order to join this course, however it is assumed that delegates understand the theory behind the practical subjects below.

 

Shutelake’s smallholder service has a particular style; rather than a rigid programme, the training is designed as a dynamic discussion with input from all attendees.  The format aims to be flexible enough to cover requests from delegates, which are usually put forward at the beginning of the day.  Please note, whist we aim to be as hands-on as possible during our practical courses, at all times the welfare of the animals is our top priority.

 

 

Typical schedule

10am Arrival and introductions over coffee and refreshments

10.15am – 12pm Practical session aiming to cover:

  • The lambing shed – a discussion and review of how to organise the space.

  • Review of the essential lambing kit – a chance to handle components recommended as part of the essential lambing kit.

  • Signs of imminent lambing (providing the ewes comply!)

  • Lambing a ewe, normal and abnormal lambing presentations (where possible)

  • Post lambing care of the ewe and her lamb

  • Navel dipping, colostrum, milk replacer/bottle feeding, care of the sick ewe and lamb, castrating, tail docking, worming procedures/faecal egg counting.

12 – 12.30pm Discussion and summary

 

To book your place email Jennifer at shutelakelamb@outlook.com, or phone 07734 421830