Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech Successful development, breeding, and lambing of ewe lambs is one of most important tasks of the shepherd. Summer is a critical time for the development of replacement ewe lambs as they make the transition from weaning to members of the breeding flock.
Marking harness and raddle tips for a better breeding season Put on the marking harness 2-3 days before the ram goes out with the ewes. This allows time for the rams to adapt to wearing the harness and allows for the shepherd to adjust the harness for a proper fit. Switch crayon colors throughout the […]
As breeding season approaches for most flocks across the country making plans for this important season is often overlooked. Aside from the essential first step of making sure you have enough “ram power”, there are a series of other management procedures and techniques that can be used to ensure the season is a success.