Starting in the classroom, you’ll learn how to: care for pregnant sheep; recognise labour; spot common problems and unusual behaviour, after-care of ewes and lambs.
You'll move to the lambing shed to see how our ewes are getting on. Put your classroom learning into practice: spotting, monitoring and (hopefully) watching labour.
The course will finish with tea and cake and the opportunity to ask any further questions.
The format of this day will be dictated by the ewes in the shed.
We have done everything possible to give the best chance of lambing during the course but we cannot 100% guarantee it.
I'm not one to go OTT or dramatic about things, but I think quite honestly that it was one of the best experiences (outside my own family of course) that I have had. The whole day from hospitality, lunch, and of course the main event with Tim exceeded my expectations enormously.
It was "everything it says on the tin" and heaps more! Farmer Tim exudes quiet confidence, passion for his work and cheery enthusiasm in sharing his experience and knowledge. As a small group we enjoyed the best of attention.
Great food, great hosts but the stars of the show are the lambs! Keep it going!