Sunday, 5 April 2015
The First of the 2015 Lambs, Enjoying the Sun
The pedigree sheep have to be carefully tagged and recorded so that we can tell later in the summer exactly which lamb belongs to which ewe to register them. So the lambs get a numbered tag in their ear at about 1 day old and this number is recorded and the ewe's number as well. Towards the end of the summer their details are then sent to the Wensleydale Association and a pedigree tag is issued for each lamb with its individual number, my flock number and the year it was born and this is put into the lamb's ear.
Most of the lambs are not pedigree as I only need a few for replacement each year