- Feb 26, 2016
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- Northern Lower Michigan
Until the past month or two we thought we had all seasonal breeders so never worried about separating....guess not. Just need to get thru winter then we can figure out the plan to keep boys away from girls without just putting the boys in stalls or tiny buck/ram pens. Atm we only have the little buck left and he is suppose to be given to our friend but the 2 rams need to be kept away for sure.Sorry to hear about the baby......
Separating is the obvious solution to unwanted pregnancies.My rams are in with the ewes for 6 weeks only, or so I would like to think. Every year I have somebody who gives birth who , to the best of my knowledge , has not been within 2 fields of a ram. Last year I had 2 give birth. One of these girls was quite a small lamb herself and had never had a ram with her (????). The other had been with the ram, but scanned 'empty'. She gave birth to twins a good 6 weeks later than any of the other ewes....can't explain that one, either.
Sometimes we lose babies which seem perfectly healthy, due to no fault of our own. A sad but recurrent fact of breeding livestock. All we can do is eliminate those factors which we have control over, and accept that not everything is open to modification.
Hopefully things turn out better from now on in.