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Winter Ewe Management Tips

Livestock Update, January 2004

Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Sheep, VA Tech

Lambing season is fast approaching for many Virginia shepherds. Management of the flock around lambing time is critical to ensure a health, vigorous lamb crop. The following are some important considerations as lambing season commences:

4 to 6 Weeks Before Lambing

At Lambing Time


For more detailed information, see VCE Publications 410-365 "Sheep Management Schedule," 410-853 "Feeding Sheep" and 410-026 "Newborn Lamb Management" which can be accessed at or acquired at you local Virginia Cooperative Extension Office.

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