Lambing Clinic, Saturday, March 5, 2011
9:30am-1:00pm Began at Jeremiah Smith Grange, Lee, NH.
Then we traveled to Riverslea Farm, Epping, NH.
This was a day of learning the ins and outs of lambing. Dr. Tim Fallon, Jeff Jordan and Liz Conrad discussed all aspects of both pre and post-natal care
March 5th, 2011 started our a bit overcast and drizzly. But, that didn't deter the people from journeying to the southeast corner of the state for the NHSWGA's Annual Lambing Clinic.
Nearly 70 people packed into the Jeramiah Smith Grange in Lee, NH. Here Dr. Tim Fallon, of the Cornerstone Veterinary Clinic started off the clinic with a question and answer walk through of the lambing process.
A whole spectrum of topics were covered. Starting with the basics of how to tell your sheep is getting ready to lamb, what to do during lambing and what procedures to follow after the lambs are born. He covered nutritional needs of the ewe while pregnant, what to have in your lambing kit and what to do to help the lambing process along.The lecture portion of the clinic finished up around 11:00 o'clock and everyone then proceeded over to Riverslea Farm for the hands on discussion of lambing.
At Riverslea Farm the crowd was offered refreshment and a chance to look around at the farm operation that they have.
Dr. Fallon spoke more about the birthing problems which may be encountered. Jeff Jordan demonstrated crotching out sheep prior to lambing and spoke to the crowd of the proper time
frame to use for this procedure.
Adults and children listened intently as many different lambing experiences and problems were discussed at great length. It was definately a great learning day for everyone young and old.
We would like to express our great appreciation to the Conrad's for opening up their farm so that we could have such a sucessful day. It is the hospitality like this and everybody who gives of their time and knowledge that makes it possible for the NHSWGA to offer the educational events that we do.