would you cull this ewe

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would you cull this ewe

Postby Bob Corio » Thu May 15, 2008 7:03 am

If you have pulled lambs from the same ewe for the last 3 lambings, would you cull her?

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Postby woolpuller » Thu May 15, 2008 7:09 am

Why have the work. I would cull.
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Postby Janet McNally » Thu May 15, 2008 8:45 am

Bob, in most cases there would not have been a second time.

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Postby Bill Fosher » Thu May 15, 2008 9:57 am

If you have to ask ...
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Postby K Bar K Farm » Thu May 15, 2008 10:38 am

Give her a good dose of 'trailermycin'.

You may also need to watch (and cull hard) on any daughters you kept from her that may have the same issue........
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Postby Bill Fosher » Thu May 15, 2008 12:57 pm

Hi Bob,

One thing that we are all assuming in this is that needing assitance at lambing is abnormal for the rest of the flock. There are some management and breeding practices that can lead to a lot of dystocia (difficult lambing). But if 99 ewes deliver unattended and one needs help three years in a row, it's a pretty clearcut case.
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