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....
This is the time of year that as a shepherd your feeding pregnant ewes, thinking about getting ready for the long sleepless nights and rush of lambing. The poor rams often get forgotten about, their work has been done and all or most of your ewes are carrying their...
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...
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