Vanilla (front) and Milquetoast (behind) this fall – both are crossbred sheep
Things are relatively uneventful as we wait for lambs. I’ve taken this slow time when I don’t enjoy being outside in the cold weather to work on doing Fecal Egg counts for my flock. I don’t expect to find many, but it’s a good way to pinpoint potential problems, and I’ve got about a third of them done, including a recheck for one who I wormed and some other redos to check my accuracy or where I only got samples less than 4 grams.
I’ll probably need to start giving annual immunizations (Covexin 8) to some of my ewes expecting Feary lambs now and stocking up on supplies/medicines for the impending lambing season. I occasionally check udder development on my early girls because they are the ones I don’t have breeding dates for – bred before I put…
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