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Sheep Husbandry Calender

The following is a list of all the Wiltshire Horn and Damara jobs that I have to do during the year. If you are seriously considering to become a sheep breeder, these are some of the jobs that you will have to do to keep your sheep nice and healthy.

 

SHEEP JOBS DURING THE YEAR  

 

JANUARY - Supplementary feed ewes if necessary so they are in good condition for joining, but not if they're too fat.  
FEBRUARY - Join the Ewes with the Ram.
MARCH -

APRIL -
MAY -
JUNE - Vaccinate the ewes and rams with '5 in 1' and trim their hooves if necessary.
JULY -  
AUGUST - Lambing time. Bring ewes near the house so that they are closer to protect from foxes. Also check for any problems they might be having.  
SEPTEMBER - Make sure the ewes are with lambs and that they have plenty of food. If they don't then supplement with oats, lupins or lucerne.  
OCTOBER - Vaccinate lambs the with '5 in 1' and mark lambs (tails and testicles).  
NOVEMBER -  
DECEMBER - Wean the lambs and vaccinate with 5 in 1. Vaccinate qith Guidair. Drench all sheep if necessary.

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