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Ewe Nursing Big Lamb
« on: July 10, 2018, 01:25:05 PM »
I'm not starting another lambing thread but we took one picture this morning that is funny.  We pull all of our ram lambs at 3 months but many pull at 2 months.  We have some ewes that hold their condition even with a long nursing period so we let them continue nursing.  The lamb grows faster and we pull them when it's obvious they don't need to be nursing any longer.

This ewe is one of my favorites and she makes pretty lambs.  The lamb in the picture is 4 months old and as big as her dam.


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Re: Ewe Nursing Big Lamb
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 09:06:30 PM »
Sometimes you just need a drink of fresh milk I guess. When you are so big you have to lay down to get under you might be getting too big.

They are beautiful animals Mike. You guys should be very proud of them.

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Re: Ewe Nursing Big Lamb
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 04:23:48 AM »
I agree with Double B they are beautiful should be very proud.

Did you just turn them out on to new grass or does it just survive their grazing?
 The grass looks lush and very green.
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Re: Ewe Nursing Big Lamb
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 06:05:40 AM »
Thanks - they are rewarding animals to raise and they make it easy most of the time.

We close off sections at a time to keep them from grazing it too close. The grass in the picture is actually our back yard behind our house.  I use electric netting so I can open the gate and call them in off of the pasture.  I cut the taller grass to keep it from shading out the new growth that they really like.
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