No shearer and lambs due??

February 12th, 2009

With longer wool breeds (like churros) ‘crupping’ your ewes is one solution. Take a scissors and [with someone strong holding the ewe tightly] carefully cut the dangle-y long wool near the udder. What you want to achieve is to give the newborn lamb(s) an unobstructed path to the udder. When they’re first born and staggering under instinct-only, you want zero obstructions for them. They need to suck on a teat-filled-with-milk and not suck on wool thinking they’re in the right place

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