Cull you, but not ewe | Living the Country Life

Cull you, but not ewe

September 24, 2012

Bob and I sorted the ewes yesterday, a job that has several steps, none of which go smoothly:

1. Run the ewes in barn.

2. Run a few at a time into the chute.

3. Bob reads eartags while I look in lambing book to see what kind of mother they were.

4. Spray the culled ewes and back them out of the chute (I jump in the chute to do this).

5. Worm the rest and run them outside.

We found nine ewes to cut from the herd. Here are the main reasons Bob culled them:

1. Bad mothers

2. Lumpy bag

3. Crazy b...

So far I have not been cut from the herd, but it's day by day.

 

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