The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Northumberland County

March 3, 2013

Lambing Clinic

Sat. March 9, 2013 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

SUNBURY — Pack  years of lambing experience into one day with small ruminant veterinarian Dr. Jackie Rapp,   a panel of  shepherds, and a barnful of lambs.

The morning session will cover Decision-Making at Lambing, 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  management practices such as ear-tagging, tube feeding, tail docking, 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.  We will be in the middle of a 140+lambing season at the time of the workshop. Program fee $45 per person over 12 years old, preregistration required as seating is limited.  More info,  registration at www.owensfarm.com.  Or call 570-286-5309 or 570 898-6060.

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