sheep, lambing season, time management
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Sheep respond remarkably well to sound management, especially during lambing. The success of a lambing season often will be determined well before the birth of the first lamb. Decisions and action before the flock starts lambing can result in more pounds of lamb weaned per ewe, with excellent economic return to labor. Lambing a flock usually involves high labor input compared to the remainder of the year, but there’s a limit to the hours a person can devote to lambing barn activities. Therefore, it’s extremely important to be organized and to establish a plan to follow before the newborn lambs hit the ground.
Held, Jeff and Miskimins, Dale, "Lambing-Time Management" (2000). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 51.