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Rand Farm Park, Rand, Lincoln, LN8 5NJ
After two years and several lockdowns…
Lambing Season returns to Rand Farm Park!
Springtime is one of our most favourite seasons on the farm. Not only do the morning jobs become a little warmer but almost every week we welcome new life into the world.
We’re now expecting our main flock of ewes from the farm to lamb.
Once the ewe has lambed we identify which lamb belongs to which ewe by tagging them with the same number.
The numbers are allocated in order of who lambed first and if a ewe has triplets then each triplet will be tagged with the same number
The colours help us identify how many lambs a ewe has had.
Blue – Single
Green – Twins
Red – Triplets
Other – Quadruplets (although very rare).
Very early on in the lamb’s life we ring the tail and regions which identify them as a male…
This is to reduce the testosterone within the lamb which leads to less fighting between males when they grow up and stops any in-breeding.
We also ring the tails so that when they’re older they can expel their waste without it being caught on their tail
Very rarely is the answer.
Our team of farmers are always on hand looking for signs of labour throughout the day and evenings.
We try and let nature take it’s course as often as possible but will only intervene if the farmer deems is absolutely necessary
Around 2-3 months after birth once the weather is a little nicer the lambs will be moved tour outside paddocks
Once our lambs start to arrive, we’ll be sure to bring you lots of photos!
Back in the 2020 summer lockdown, Farmer Joshua shared the process of shearing our ewes through a Facebook Live.
If you missed it, be sure to check it out below