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Weaning Time

Posted 5/11/2011 9:04am by Paul & Jolene Vezzetti.

Last night we began the process of weaning the lambs that were born in early March.

The lambs are quite noisy as they call for their mothers. The ewes, however, are glad to become "empty nesters" again and are looking anxiously at the pasture they will be let out onto tonight.

We reduce the amount of their food and water for a few days prior to weaning so that they produce less milk and so that they don't develop mastitis.