Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Lambing Time Tips Jeff Held SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Lambing Time Tips Jeff Held SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist."— Presentation transcript:

1 Lambing Time Tips Jeff Held SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist

2

3

4

5

6 Lambing Time Success Review last years production records % lamb crop % lamb crop weaned and marketed # of open ewes-non-breeders, abortions, ketosis Pre-lambing vaccination program Clostridium perf. Type C, D (T) Booster against abortion diseases Feed additives to reduce abortions

7 Facility Management Pens Pregnant ewes Drop area- temp buffer Lambing pens- 4x 5, 5x5 Grouping pens for ewe and lamb families TLC areas

8 Pre-lambing Flock Care Shear ewes 2 to 4 weeks before lambing season Assess ewe nutritional needs Manage pregnant mature and ewe lambs separately Set up lambing facility and check supplies

9 Baby Lamb Care Colostrum intake is essential approx. 2oz. Per lb of body weight in lst 24 hr Clip and dip navel 7% iodine Identify with eartags and/or paint Administer Vit E soon after birth Keep family in lambing jug for 2-3 days

10 Improving Baby Lamb Survival In the US nearly 20 % of lambs are lost before weaning - 80 % of losses occur in the 1 st 10 days Major causes include: Starvation Hypothermia Scours Injury

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22


Download ppt "Lambing Time Tips Jeff Held SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google