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Published on Feb 26, 2019
We control when the rams are put into the flock for breeding, so we know the earliest date that the lambs can be born. Once that date has arrived, the sheep are kept up inside this barn during the night. This way new born lambs are kept out of the weather overnight. In the morning, the sheep are fed on a concrete floor which is just out of sight to the left in this video. So when they are let out of the night barn in the morning, they run over to the feed floor to eat. Any new mothers who had lambs overnight, usually stay behind with their new born lambs. If there are new born lambs, Cheryl will shut the tube gate behind her and then gather up the new mothers and lambs and bring them into the barn just behind me. There, they are kept for a few days to acclimate the new born lambs to their mothers, and vice versa. There were no new lambs this morning, but this is the routine she uses every morning for the next month or so until all the mothers have had their babies.