Stress-Free way to move the Ewe-Float the lamb..

Todays post is short but sweet..

How to move a mother sheep from the  holding, expecting pen with the least possible stress to her own jug.. pick up baby and “float” the lamb in a slow way about four inches off the ground, stop every few feet and let her lick it, as you move, baby and mom will talk but she will follow that floating baby though gates, down walkways and into new pens.

Farmgal Lambing Tip of the Day.. Float your lamb to move the mom..  keep that baby in mom’s natural eye line, keep it just slowly moving and she will come right along.

 

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4 Responses to Stress-Free way to move the Ewe-Float the lamb..

  1. J > The exception proves the rule: Our ‘No 11’ will simply walk off in the other direction (we lamb out in the fields). She produces good lambs, often twins, but has no interest whatsoever in mothering them. She’s so godamm truculent!

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