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What makes a successful lambing?

Date: 24th January 2024

Time: 7pm

Location: Online - Zoom

As we look towards spring, NSA considers what makes a successful lambing, how to mitigate risk and what to do if things start to go wrong.

NSA was joined by sheep vet Fiona Lovatt and sheep farmer Emma Harle, who manages a flock of 1,300 ewes in the hills just outside Durham. Emma has applied principles learnt from 20 years in non-farming business to bring the lambing team together and make significant reductions in lamb losses over the past six years. They discuss how several small steady steps and good team communication can lead to big gains in terms of improving lamb survival.

Essentials covered:

  • Colostrum management
  • Look at wider issues that may be increasing lamb losses and impacting flock performance
  • All aspects of management and feeding are covered including both up to and during lambing