width: 100%; All other mammals keep ovulating, and can have offspring until they die. background: #f3f3f3; font-size: 13px; display: inline-block; h3.jsn-moduletitle span { top: 20px; Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation. background: #009933 !important; color: #000; display: none; text-align: center; } background: #009933; .ial-bg { > font-size: 13px; #k2Container .itemList .itemContainer .k2ReadMore { Just a random opinion not based on any science! padding: 10px 0px; float: right; Cheers, A flock of sheep is generally mated by a single ram, which has either been chosen by a farmer or has established dominance through physical contest with other rams (in feral populations). text-transform: uppercase; } z-index: 99; #kunena.layout .input-append { 2007 she had twins, they never got very big as her milk supply was poor and maybe they were small to begin with, 2008 they kept her away from the ram, 2009 same again but the ram managed it when the shearer was over, and she ended up with a huge single boy which had to be pulled out dead by the vet, last year was when she got her own paddock and peace at last! } } font-size: 13px; text-align: center; Sheep milk or goat milk are healthier for lambs than any formula mixed up in a laboratory. We have an old stud ewe South suffolk, that after two years of holiday decided to have a lamb this year, and she has lost her brass tag, but I am sure taht she is at least 11 years old. margin-left: 0px !important; display: inline-block; border: solid 1px #ddd; left: 0px; } #k2Container .itemList .itemContainer .catItemTitle { @media only screen and (max-device-width: 767px) { } border: 1px solid #ccc; text-align: center; } font-weight: bold; } } padding-top: 9px; z-index: 0; padding: 3px 0px 25px; Single lambs cycle at a younger age than twin and triplet-born ewe lambs, due to their size advantage. font-size: 19px; margin-bottom: 8px; .dj-megamenu-select-dark .dj-mobile-open-btn:focus, .dj-megamenu-select-dark:hover .dj-mobile-open-btn, .dj-megamenu-offcanvas-dark .dj-mobile-open-btn:hover, .dj-megamenu-offcanvas-dark .dj-mobile-open-btn:focus, .dj-megamenu-accordion-dark .dj-mobile-open-btn:hover, .dj-megamenu-accordion-dark .dj-mobile-open-btn:focus { text-decoration: none; #jsn-topbanner p { width: 100%; margin-bottom: 0px; z-index: 99999!important; Mine still have really good teeth when they are "old" as they are never short of feed so are not wearing down their teeth against say a ewe that is foraging on a dirt paddock. for bottle lambs, I think the best milk replacer is the Shepherd’s Choice brand, which I buy from Pipestone Veterinary Supplies. color: #009933; background: #fff; padding: 10px; margin-left: 10px; } min-height: 233px; padding-bottom: 0px; } display: none; / font-weight: bold; / #kunena.layout ul.nav.lsb-custom-login-wrapper { text-transform: uppercase; display:none ; div.k2ItemsBlock > ul > li { Looking at a mob for my daughter and she wants to know how long she can expect to get lambs from them? #k2Container .itemList .itemContainer p { } padding: 10px; } color: #000; font-size: 19px; border: 0px !important; It depends on their teeth, their constitution, and the quality of the lamb/s that they make. float: none; margin-left: 9%; height: 124px !important; margin: 0px; min-height: auto; float: left; .menu_search input.search-query { The lambs from very old ewes will often be weak and small, and the ewe will equally often not have the milk to feed it/them so they do need extra care and attention - which is why sheep farmers send their ewes to the works once they become full mouth. padding: 0px; Gezz I must be getting soft in my old age. z-index: 99999; .jsn-modulecontent .moduleItemIntrotext p { Under reasonable conditions i.e. margin: 0; display: inline-block; margin-top: 10px; } div.itemToolbar ul li span.itemTextResizerTitle { width: 97%; } She finally went just before turning 13 and as she used to eat out of my hand, she got the burial treatment instead of the freezer treatment. With mammals, only humans and one other species stops ovulating. On the other hand, I have had sheep lamb up to 10 and do really well. } margin-bottom: 0px; Sometimes they get another go, sometimes they don't. #kunena.lsb-kunena-wrapper.layout div.modal.fade.in { } width: 58%; color: #434343; color: #fff; .richbox-2 .jsn-modulecontainer_inner { A verification code will be sent to you. width: 100%; color: #fff; z-index: 99999!important; background: #009933; background: #093; width: 100%; } width: 76%; I had a 12 year old girl who had twins. } Cheers. background-color: #009933; I should of just bought a bigger mower..... Get all the latest news along with practical tips and expert advice. z-index: 9; As Westermans has hinted at ..... #jsn-topbanner { .dj-megamenu-select-dark .dj-mobile-open-btn, .dj-megamenu-offcanvas-dark .dj-mobile-open-btn, .dj-megamenu-accordion-dark .dj-mobile-open-btn { border: medium none; #jsn-footer a { .k2ItemsBlock.richbox-2 .moduleItemTitle { border: 1px solid #ccc; padding: 5px; } #k2Container .jsn-article-toolbar a img { color: #fff; } margin-top: 18px; display: inline-block; div.itemFullText p { .k2ItemsBlock.richbox-2 .moduleItemTitle { div.itemIsFeatured::before, div.catItemIsFeatured::before, div.userItemIsFeatured::before { box-shadow: 4px 4px 9px #5b5959; #k2Container .itemList .itemContainer .catItemTitle { } .ial-window, .ial-usermenu { } margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; } background: #fff; Maybe it is something to do with when they first lambed? width: 100%; float: left; color: #000; Domestic sheep reproduce sexually much like other mammals, and their reproductive strategy is furthermore very similar to other domestic herd animals. / font-weight: bold; / How old would you expect a ewe to have lambs? #jsn-menu { background: #fff; .dj-megamenu-default li a.dj-up_a .arrow { float: right; #kunena.lsb-kunena-wrapper.layout small.text-muted.lsb-message-datetime { .dj-megamenu li div.dj-subwrap.multiple_cols, .dj-megamenu li:hover div.dj-subwrap li div.dj-subwrap.multiple_cols, .dj-megamenu li.hover div.dj-subwrap li div.dj-subwrap.multiple_cols { } } min-height: 155px; border-radius: 4px; } You should plan to cull 20% of your flock every year, and replace them with either their lamb that knows your place and your bugs, or with first lambers. Ronnie. padding-left: 0px; } background: #f7f7f7; padding: 5px 0; I have 5-6 year old sheep who have never lambed and for that reason have no intention of lambing them at that age. position: absolute; display: inline-block; } they are both 13 this year ....Mildred had twins this season just gone ...Angie did not have anything ...first time ever ...however the season before Angie produced quads[:0][:0][:0][:0] 3 girls and a boy ...all survived ...so your lot are really just babies[][][] margin-top: 0px; } .k2ItemsBlock.richbox-2 .moduleItemImage { } min-height: 39px; For your daughter's purposes, between 3 and 5 is fine if she has good grass and can look to keeping them well for the next 3-5 years, they have several good years of lambs left in them. #kunena.lsb-kunena-wrapper.layout .modal { #jsn-content { #k2Container .itemList .itemContainer { font-size: 16px; /* display: inline-block; */ margin-top: 10px; } } min-height: 39px; #jsn-menu div .menu_search.jsn-modulecontainer { } I think Terralee is right when she says how good their condition and teeth are. }, Hi All } } display: block; width: 93%; #k2Container .itemList .itemContainer { text-transform: uppercase; } margin: 0; We plan that all our 7 year olds and older will be culled. } text-align: center; .jsn-itemid-353 #jsn-topbanner iframe { width: auto; .lsb-custom-login-form-wrapper .lsb-group-username{