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Hot Weather Rams

Posted by Katy on Thursday, 25 July 2013 at 17:57:10

Filed under: lamb, images, animal welfare

We Managed to Get the Rams Shorn in Time for the Hot Weather.

Here is one of our Southdowns before:

And here he is after:

Practically a different animal!

The Denham Castle lambs are growing apace and have now been weaned onto silage aftermath (that's three weeks of fresh growth after silage has been cut, basically a fresh, clean un-grazed field).

With fawning now finished the bucks have reached full antler growth and will start to shed velvet in the next two weeks.

All we need now is the weather to dry off a bit and then harvest will start next week which will keep everyone very busy!

Tags: rams, weather, shearing

First Lamb of the Season

Posted by Katy on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 at 12:04:19

Filed under: lamb, animal welfare

Things have been very busy here! We have some news - our first lamb of the season has been born about a month early after her mother leapt in with the rams last autumn! There is no holding some ewes back. Pictures below show Naomi, as the stock man has called her.

Tags: lamb