Owens Farm Lambing Clinic

Outdoor Adventure

March 20, 2021

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Owens Farm

Owens Farm

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR A
LAMBING CLINIC AT OWENS FARM
MARCH 20, 2021

Lambing is the most critical time of year in the sheep business. Our annual Lambing Clinic is a full day of learning dedicated to lambing preparation and success.

SHORTCUT TO REGISTRATION

Condense years of knowledge into one day with veterinarian Dr. Jackie Rapp, a panel of experienced shepherds, and a barnful of lambs. The morning session will cover pre-lambing management, normal birthing process, deciding whether to call the vet, Top Ten Tips for Saving Lambs, and a demonstration of a necropsy to determine "Why Did This Lamb Die?"  Then we'll head to the barn to demonstrate and practice management tasks such as ear-tagging, tube feeding, nursing difficulties, and other common problems.  Even more important, we'll show you how to recognize the behavior of healthy newborns who need no intervention.

How many lambs?

We will be knee-deep in lambs by the time of the clinic, as we are expecting over 225 lambs from 149 ewes. This should give you the opportunity to observe and discuss many scenarios and outcomes. We run two flocks, Katahdins and Coopworths, under two different management protocols.  We'll explain how and why.

But March is cold!

The morning session will be inside the Mt. Pleasant Community building. Then we'll head over to the lambing barns, which are actually pretty warm with all those critters, the coffee pot will be on all day!

Where Are We?

Owens Farm is between Sunbury and Riverside, PA, on Mile Post Rd.

More Info, Pics, Registration?

See Owen Farm Website for more info, agenda, and registration.    Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited due to the hands-on nature of the program.  Program fee is $85 per person 12 and older.  Younger kids are free, although it may be a long, cold day for them listening to grown-ups blather on about sheep.


Sincerely,

The Owens Family
Owens Farm
2611 Mile Post Rd, Sunbury, PA
Sunbury, PA 17801
www.owensfarm.com


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Also, look for Caroline Owen's published sheep book for kids! ”A Lamb’s Tale”,  available at the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau and on Amazon



 

 

 

 

 

 

































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