The lambs were very big and healthy this year, avg weight was about 8 lbs with some 9 and 9.5 lb finns born in multiples....so pleased. Now they are doubled in weight at 3 weeks old so, I'm looking forward to big lambs going home in middle April. I have been trying so hard to select for size along with the other traits and it's starting to pay off. Mom's are incredibly milky this year and besides 1 or 2 bottles on the second and third days..we are using no supplements. I did increase the corn/grain feeding during pregnancy and that helped I'm sure.
I am choosing two ewe lambs to retain and will be looking to get a few outcross ewes for next season. This also means, I have the hard decision of letting a few of my current ewes go.
We will also be adding some more fence so we can rotate pastures with the horses this summer. Paul is getting the acre by the house ready to plant corn as we are going to try and grow our own feed this year. We will also be trying blankets all around for fleece quality. I tested one and wish I had done more.
It's going to be a wonderful summer....