Monthly Archives: February 2014

How to Build a Lamb Grafting Stanchion

Last year one of our ewes (Sombra) gave birth to twins — one ewe lamb (Lilly) and one ram lamb (Lincoln) — but she rejected the little boy. Whenever he tried to nurse she would put her head down and shoo him away with her horns. We milked Sombra and bottle fed Lincoln for the first day but we knew the best thing for his long-term health would be to nurse from his mother. And with 20 more pregnant ewes yet to give birth, we didn’t need the extra time commitment of bottle feeding him numerous times per day.


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