150% is excellent lambing percentage with the number you have to lamb out. Especially since you said you have a lot of FF ewes. Normally young FF ewes have singles.Teresa did the math earlier today and our increase is a little over 150% which we are pleased with since 12 of the 20 ewes are yearling first timers.
80 days and 85 lbs! Congratulations. Terrific gain. Your hair sheep must be a lot bigger than the ones I have seen here in California. What is the desired slaughter weight for your lambs? Are they for the ethnic market? I heard that ethnic market buyers want smaller lambs (BBQ size) around 80 lbs. Here I have to raise to over 100 lbs. My buyers don't want BBQ lambs - they want them cut and wrapped for the freezer. I would love to be able sell smaller size lambs and get my ewes breeding back sooner.They can be a pain but we will band a couple to butcher. The market was actually up this week so we did fairly good. Our first born ram was 80 days old and weighed in at 85 pounds. He is good looking enough that he actually sold as a ram rather than market ram lamb.