My Zwartbles Lamb Chop & Pear Stew

My Zwartbles Lamb Chop & Pear Stew

Harvest time for lambs is in September – October when the lambs are 9 – 10 months old. Due to their leanness Zwartbles as a breed are slow to mature into a good harvestable condition. They are finished here on clover and apples, which sweetens the meat....
Sponging Ewes?

Sponging Ewes?

I have been asked, what is sponging ewes? I think the people asking this question have an image in their minds eye of me giving the ewes a bubble bath with a sponge. This would be way too time consuming and take farming to a level well beyond my work load capacity....
Toxo & Enzo Vaccines

Toxo & Enzo Vaccines

This year I seem to have been vaccinating the sheep every other week. I know that is an exaggeration but up until this year there was only 1 pre breeding vaccine which was for Toxoplasmosis and then the pre lambing vaccine for Clostridial plus Pasteurella called...
How to Pull a Lamb Out of Sheep Wire

How to Pull a Lamb Out of Sheep Wire

When the lambs get to a certain size they can still put their heads through the sheep fencing but they can’t pull themselves back out. This is when you loose ear tags, which is why I just have small butcher tags in their ears until I sell them or they grow too...
I Bite The Bullet Today Vaccinating For the SBV Virus

I Bite The Bullet Today Vaccinating For the SBV Virus

Today I bite the bullet and injected my flock of ewes with the SBV vaccine which is “Vaccinating for Schmallenberg Virus”. The  Schmallenberg Virus is a very resent new virus which is spread by midge bites with an end result of very deformed lambs. This...

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