Manual of Keeping Lambs Alive
by Hybu Cig Cymru/Meat Promotion Wales
Edition: 1st., 2004
This booklet forms part of a series of publications produced, in order to increase industry productivity and efficiency within the sheep sector. This booklet summarises the current knowledge about keeping lambs alive at lambing time.
Some loss of lambs around lambing time is unfortunately, unavoidable in any flock. However, the level of these losses in some flocks is unacceptably high, especially since the majority of lamb deaths are avoidable if sound husbandry, health measures and skilled shepherding are employed.
The aim of this booklet is to provide guidelines on how to reduce such losses and thereby improve the welfare of the animals and the productivity and the profitability of the flock.