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|emandi||Posted 08/14/12 01:13PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Ewe lamb born on 3-12-12. Wondering if we can breed her this September. She would be approximately 12 months old when delivering her first lamb. Do not want to risk complications. How old is a safe age to breed? If this were your lamb would you breed her? Do not know exact weight, but she is a good sized Suffolk lamb. If we do not breed this year, we would be waiting a whole year. |
|EmsoffLambs||Posted 08/14/12 02:22PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I breed all my ewe lambs to lamb as yearling and I have very few problems doing this. However, I do prefer for them to be 13-14 months old at lambing. They seem to need less assistance at lambing and to maintain their weight better while raising their lambs.
For you ewe to be 12 months at lambing, she would have to be bred in October, not September. Myself, I'd wait until at least October and possibly even November or December depending on her size.
|ARlambs||Posted 08/14/12 03:09PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|At least 7mo old and at least 120#. One of my favorite ewe families, we have, lambs consistantley at 12mo, most of the time singles, but actually had one lamb and raise twin ewe lambs this year w/o dificulty, both ewe lambs have been kept as replacements they are 100# + at 5mo old and will be turned out with the ram at 7mo old to do it again for 2013! |
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