If you are a sheep farmer then you are no doubt busy as a bee at the moment. Lambs and ewes results in pet lambs and foster lambs but how to get them to take with each other. It can be a big job that sometimes doesn’t work.
This handy tip came to us from one of writers and after trying it out ourselves its very very good.
This farm hack works on the basis you have a spare lamb to take with your next available foster ewe.
As soon as your next ewe is giving birth enter the pen with her and place your foster lamb in a bucket. Next deliver the foster ewe’s lamb with fluids and all into the same bucket.
Your foster lamb will be covered in the birth fluids of his new brother and will now smell identical to the new born.
Give them both a good rinse around in the fluid and then introduce both lambs to the ewe allowing her to smell them.
With luck she wont be able to tell the difference at all!
A handy farm hack at this time of year!