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Practical Tips for Lambing Season

Ensure water troughs are not leaking and cleaned regularly. This will help save bedding.

Ensure that sheep meal has a high level of DUP.(digestible undegradable protein e.g Soya) This is very important for udder development & milk production.

Ensure all ewes are able to eat concentrate equally to prevent them from hurting themselves.

Take veterinary advice on worming and fluke treatments and administer clostridial vaccine booster at the right time – 4 weeks pre lambing, e.g Heptavac P Plus.

Prepare the lambing facilities and order equipment such as milk powder, lambing aids, prolapsed harnesses, lamb teats and a store of antibiotics. Cleanliness and disinfectant is key to controlling and preventing disease.