Wednesday, February 22, 2012

One-day lambing clinic

There will be one-day lambing clinic at Owens Farm in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, March 17, 2012. The morning session will cover Decision-Making at Lambing, Top Ten Tips for Saving Lambs, and a demonstration of a necropsy to determine "Why Did This Lamb Die?"

Management practices such as ear-tagging, tube feeding, tail docking, nursing difficulties, and other common problems will be demonstrated during the afternoon barn session. Instructors will be veterinarian Dr. Jackie Rapp and a panel of experienced shepherds.

The tuition is $40 for the first person in a farm or family; $40 for the second. Participation is limited to 25 due to the hands-on nature of the  program. For more information, contact the Owens Farm at (570) 286-5309 or

The Owens farm has 67 Coopworth and Katahdin ewes that will be lambing in March.

Information provided by Owens Farm

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