Thursday, May 23, 2013
Lambing Season Summary
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We hope that you will enjoy this slide show of lambing season. The last ewe had twins about a week ago... at 3 a.m. ... at the bottom of the hill... of course. Here is a little summary of the season that will be known as either The Year of the Big Lamb or The Year of the Ram (we haven't quite decided which).
Lambing Ratio 1.5172
Average Weight Per Lamb 11 lbs 8 ozs
14 singles, 14 sets of twins, 1 set of triplets
16 ewe lambs, 28 ram lambs
29 white lambs, 15 black lambs
We only had two lambs that weighed under 8 lbs. We had four lambs that weighed over 15 lbs. The smallest lamb weighed 6 lbs 14 ozs and the largest 16 lbs 13 ozs. We were a little disappointed in our lambing ratio this year, but hopefully we'll have a summer filled with big, healthy lambs growing beautiful, curly wool.