2016 Lambing Clinic
Saturday, March 12
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pack years of lambing experience into one day with small ruminant veterinarian Dr. Jackie Rapp, a panel of shepherds, and a barnful of lambs. The morning session will cover Pre-Lambing Management, Normal Birthing Process, Deciding Whether to Call the Vet, Top Ten Tips for saving lambs, and a necropsy to determine “Why Did This Lamb Die?” Then we’ll head to the barn to demonstrate management practices such as ear-tagging, tube feeding, tail docking, nursing difficulties, and other common problems. Even more important, we’ll show you how to recognize the behavior of healthy newborns who need no intervention. We will be in the middle of lambing 100 ewes at the time of the workshop, creating ample opportunity for observation and case studies. .
Bring a covered dish for our potluck lunch in the nice, warm one-room schoolhouse.
Limited to 30 participants so everyone gets hands-on practice.
Program fee $55 per person. Teens welcome!
Kids under 12 free, but it might be a cold, boring event for them