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Lambing Techniques

This course has been designed to develop your ability to identify, examine, lamb down or seek help for those ewes who have lambing difficulties, and is for anyone responsible for sheep during their lambing period.  There will be background information so you can prepare for and recognise the signs of lambing.  A lambing simulator will be used for the practical activities.


Course prerequisite: None

Certificating Body: Lantra or Vale Training

Course Length: 1 day

Course Times: 10.00am to 4.00pm or to suit client.

Instructor: Various

Cost: £110 + Certification Cost

Venue: Marsh Hill Centre, Marsh, Aylesbury. HP17 8ST or to suit client

Maximum Trainees: 4

At the end of the course trainees will be able to:

  • Identify the signs of lambing.
  • Lamb a Ewe.
  • Deal with lambing difficulties.
  • Prepare equipment and resources for lambing.
  • Castrate and tag a new born lamb.
  • Understand the needs of both mother and new born lamb.
  • Treat hypothermia in both new and older lambs.

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