Practical Lambing Workshops

Westpoint Farm Vets are running a series of Practical Lambing Workshops to help you prepare and refresh your knowledge and skills in preparation for the 2017 lambing season. Ideal for new shepherds, but also an excellent update for more experienced livestock keepers wanting to refresh their skills and learn more techniques.

The workshop will cover the following:

  • Prepare your farm and flock for lambing with appropriate equipment and medicines
  • Appreciate normal ewe behaviour before and around lambing
  • Practice delivering normal and abnormal lamb presentations using a lambing simulator
  • Perform techniques such as tubing, as well as more advanced procedures like eyelid injections and intra-peritoneal glucose administration

The aim of the workshop is to enhance your skills in:

  • The benefits of recording lamb data and using it to improve performance
  • Recognising and dealing with problems with lambing, including metabolic ewe diseases, prolapses and abortions
  • Specific procedures and techniques which will equip you to deal with different lambing situations
  • Care for both normal and weak lambs in the hours and days after birth

Throughout the workshop you will have the opportunity to ask the vets any questions you may have about your flock. There will be a light meal afterwards.

The cost of the workshop is £50 + VAT

For more information and to book your place, please call the practices listed below (do not call Farmacy)

Saturday 4th February (Time TBC)

Westpoint Midhurst

Bridgelands Farm

Ingram's Green

Midhurst,West Sussex

GU29 0LJ

Tel: 01730 815221

Thursday 9th February, 6pm

Westpoint Winchester

Bridgets Farm

Bridgets Lane

Martyr Worthy

SO21 1AR

Tel: 01962 779593

Friday 10th February, 10.30 am

Westpoint Leighton Buzzard

Royal Veterinary College

Boltons Park Farm

44 Hawkshead Road

Potters Bar


Tel: 01296 410021

Saturday 18th February, 10 am

Westpoint Warnham

Dawes Farm

Bognor Road

Warnham, West Sussex

Tel: 01306 628080

Saturday 25th February, 10am

Westpoint Sevenoaks

Park Farm Stables, Park Farm

Near Brasted


TN16 1LL

Tel: 01959 564383

Saturday 25th February, 2pm

Westpoint Ashford

Barrow Hill House

Maidstone Road

Ashford, Kent

TN24 8TY

Tel: 01306 628208

31st January 2017

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