First year in a sheep’s life
This is a photo of a 1 day old lamb from Bessie’s farm.
April- Lamb is born.
June- Lamb marking, it involves rings on the tails and tags on ears. Wethers (Boys) are de-sexed.
June-August- Out in the paddock playing with their mums.
September- By now the lambs have had 6 months of feeding on milk from their mums. Next the lambs are mustered and sheared for the first time. Then the lambs are weaned(stop drinking milk.)
October- March-in the paddock playing again.
March-Crutching is shearing a bit of wool from their bottom because it stops flies and dirt getting in there.
April – When the lambs are 1 they get 2 more teeth and then are called a Hogget.