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.
You'll have the opportunity to get up every two hours to join Farmer Tim with his overnight checks. Overnight accommodation is in the mixed sex 'lambing dormitory' close to the lambing shed.
The course will finish with breakfast on Sunday morning and the opportunity to ask any further questions.
I only have 2 sheep but both were in lamb and have been successfully delivered! Being a first timer (me and the sheep) I couldn't have done this without the confidence and great tutoring I had on the lambing course.
We thoroughly enjoyed the course - it was interesting and very informative, as well as really good fun and the practical bits meant we did things we never dreamt we actually would!
We felt especially privileged to witness a birth and were incredibly impressed by how calm Tim and Sarah were and how reassured the young mother was as a result - there are a whole load of cliches that come to mind and they are all true!
I just wanted to say thank you for such an amazing weekend at Lambing 24. It was so incredibly exciting and informative. Being there for the birth of the two lambs at 2am on Sunday morning with the wind and rain clattering about was one of the most special moments I have ever shared.
I was a little concerned that, as a non-farmer city-based academic, I might have been well out of my depth on this course. However Tim was so conscious of the mixed experiences in the group that I didn't feel out of place at all.