Turning out the Ram

In some ways this is the start of the shepherds year.

When we turn out the Ram for tupping tomorrow it signals that start of the whole process of life on the farm. From now on new life will once again be growing on the farm.

This year I bought the champion Ram lamb from the national Wiltshire Horn Show and Sale. He cost a pretty penny and looks a million dollars. We will only put him to 20 ewes this year as we don’t want to work him too hard in his first year. The sense of anticipation you get when turn them out is great.

Will his offspring live up to their illustrious father? Will they be easy lambing and quick to stand/grow?

Doric on the run…..We’ll find out in the spring.

MDAL

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    ewewin said,

    Wow! That is one good looking Ram!
    Cadie
    http://www.ewewin.wordpress.com


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