FARMING MATTERS: Study into rearing surplus lambs
We lamb in the spring, but for farmers who are looking ahead to the Easter market, indoor lambing is now underway.
We always hope for twins, are happy with a healthy single, but triplets can cause extra work.
It is hard, but not impossible, for a ewe to rear triplets, but there is usually always one who is smaller and therefore less likely to grow as well as his or her siblings.
So many farmers will take a triplet away and either mother it up with a ewe who has lost her own lamb or rear it on the bucket.
A study carried out by IBERS, Aberystwyth University, reports that the use of a... read more
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