The sheep are pregnant, but how many will give birth?

By Sam Walton
11th April 2019
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It feels like spring is in the air on the farm and there’s no better sign of this than new born lambs everywhere. But before our lambs are born in April, we need to know how many we’re expecting and for that we need a sheep scanner.

It’s really important to know how many lambs there will be so that we can feed the expectant mothers accordingly – the more lambs they’re having, the more feed they’ll need.

Our scanner is called James and he uses an ultra-sound scanner to work out how many lambs each ewe is due to give birth to, but he can also work out roughly when the lambs are due.

April is going to be a busy month for new births, as not only will our lambs be arriving, but I’m going to become a dad too, so there’ll be plenty of late-night bottle feeds both at home and at the farm!