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Wiltshire Horn Sheep

 

Year Plan

This is our year plan which we have evolved over the years. It is only a guide to what we do each year and is based on a smallish flock

Remember we are in the southern hemisphere and in Tasmania so vaccinations etc will be different depending on where you are.

 

Enquires, orders:
4 Barretts Road, Karoola, Tasmania
(off Rowley Hill Road)

Contact: 0488 131436

Email: jonathank_nbn@iinet.net.au

1

January

Feed and separate Rams + wethers

 

 

Sheep hooves

2

February

 

3

March

 

4

April

Form ewe and ram flocks, joining for September lambing (mid April). Join for 4-6 weeks if want narrow lambing, gestation approx 145 days. Vaccinate 1st time ewes at joining with Eryvac (to prevent bacterial arthritis)

5

May

Worm test, drench, Bring ewes together, form ram and wethers flock.

6

June

 

7

July

2nd Worm test if required, Bring whole flock together.

 

 

Sheep hooves before too pregnant

8

August

Get lambing equipment organised

 

 

Order NLIS ear tags (with V and numbers)

 

 

Rest lambing paddocks

 

 

2-3 weeks prior to lambing vaccinate ewes and rams with “5 in 1” or “eweguard” also vaccinate all ewes with Eryvac (to prevent bacterial arthritis)

 

 

Get supplementary feeding

 

 

Get some hay/straw for lambing pens

9

September

Lambing

 

 

5 in 1 vaccinate lambs

 

 

Mark lambs with numbers

 

 

Spray for weeds

10

October

Drench lambs and ewes (lambs only when >10kg)

 

 

Vaccinate for OJD with “Gudair” at >1 month but before 16 weeks (vaccination is lifelong)

 

 

Booster 5 in 1 vaccinate for lambs 4-6 weeks after first

11

November

Spray for weeds

 

 

Fire ready

12

December