#jsn-leftsidecontent_inner .jsn-modulecontainer_inner { } .jsn-itemid-353 #jsn-topbanner iframe { padding-bottom: 0px; I have had a sheep that produced well until her 12th year, then she got retired. float: left; they are both 13 this year ....Mildred had twins this season just gone ...Angie did not have anything ...first time ever ...however the season before Angie produced quads[:0][:0][:0][:0] 3 girls and a boy ...all survived ...so your lot are really just babies[][][] background: #fff; height: 124px !important; width: 76%; font-size: 16px; margin: 0; font-weight: bold; div.catItemReadMore { .k2ItemsBlock.richbox-2 .moduleItemTitle { padding: 10px; } } } Single lambs cycle at a younger age than twin and triplet-born ewe lambs, due to their size advantage. } } } } display: inline-block; padding: 0px 10px; We have an old stud ewe South suffolk, that after two years of holiday decided to have a lamb this year, and she has lost her brass tag, but I am sure taht she is at least 11 years old. color: #222; The lambs from very old ewes will often be weak and small, and the ewe will equally often not have the milk to feed it/them so they do need extra care and attention - which is why sheep farmers send their ewes to the works once they become full mouth. .dj-megamenu-select-dark .dj-mobile-open-btn, .dj-megamenu-offcanvas-dark .dj-mobile-open-btn, .dj-megamenu-accordion-dark .dj-mobile-open-btn { .lsb-custom-login-form-wrapper .lsb-group-username{ How old would you expect a ewe to have lambs? display: inline-block; max-width: 96%; padding: 3px; font-size: 24px; padding-bottom: 12px; /* display: inline-block; */ #kunena.lsb-kunena-wrapper.layout small.text-muted.lsb-message-datetime { It depends on their teeth, their constitution, and the quality of the lamb/s that they make. border: 1px solid #ccc; color: #434343; } #kunena.layout ul.nav.lsb-custom-login-wrapper { margin-top: 18px; .jsn-joomla-30 #group45 { She finally went just before turning 13 and as she used to eat out of my hand, she got the burial treatment instead of the freezer treatment. Ronnie. span.catItemImage img { } #jsn-content { } margin-top: 13px; } min-height: 39px; padding: 5px 0; font-size: 16px; You should plan to cull 20% of your flock every year, and replace them with either their lamb that knows your place and your bugs, or with first lambers. top: 15%; I think Terralee is right when she says how good their condition and teeth are. font-weight: bold; #k2Container .itemList .itemContainer .catItemIntroText { position: absolute; Domestic sheep reproduce sexually much like other mammals, and their reproductive strategy is furthermore very similar to other domestic herd animals. } I have a Suffolk that still has teeth that will be 10 years old this autumn, and if in good enough condition she will get another go. } #k2Container .itemList .itemContainer .k2ReadMore { top: 28px; .dj-megamenu-default li ul.dj-subtree > li > a { color: #fff; z-index: 9999; } position: relative; Maybe it is something to do with when they first lambed? height: auto !important; width: 100%; } .jsn-modulecontent .moduleItemIntrotext p { } z-index: 9999; } Her lambs are not small by any means and her milk supply is always more than enough for her twins so i personally have never had to supplement any of her lambs. Gezz I must be getting soft in my old age. } } color: #000; padding: 20px 0 !important; #k2Container .itemList .itemContainer .catItemTitle { #k2Container .itemList .itemContainer .catItemTitle { margin-top: -20px; Please enter the email address for your account. margin: 0; #form-login-password { float: right; background: #093; color: #000; > margin: 0 auto; .itemFullText ul li { #jsn-topbanner iframe { height: 22px; border: solid 1px #ddd; color: #fff; } margin-bottom: 0px; div.k2ItemsBlock > ul > li { margin-left: 0px !important; padding: 0; #k2Container div.catItemView { margin-left: 9%; .jsn-modulecontent .moduleItemTitle { } z-index: 0; / font-weight: bold; / font-size: 16px; border: solid 1px #fff; min-height: auto; I had to help feed him for a while before he weaned himself off the bottle milk far prefering mums little drops that she gave him. background: #f7f7f7; } Angie and Mildred are my oldest girls ...Angie is a romney and Mildred is a suffolk .navbar .navbar-inner.lsb-custom-navbar-inner .nav { A flock of sheep is generally mated by a single ram, which has either been chosen by a farmer or has established dominance through physical contest with other rams (in feral populations). } } .jsn-homepage #jsn-topbanner { #jsn-menu { I have 5-6 year old sheep who have never lambed and for that reason have no intention of lambing them at that age. .menu_search input.search-query { font-size: 19px; } } h3.jsn-moduletitle span { font-size: 19px; margin-top: 20px; background: #F3F3F3; } .k2ItemsBlock.richbox-2 .moduleItemImage { Thus pregnancy is a big cause of death in old animals. font-size: 13px; border-radius: 4px; margin: 0px auto; width: 97%; body { #jsn-topbar { As Westermans has hinted at ..... border: 1px solid #ccc; width: 93%; width: 58%; bag of this on hand “just in case.” @media only screen and (max-device-width: 767px) {