We ending lambing on a hard note this morning. 1 large dead ewe lamb. Died during birth.
First time ewe
Both legs back
Wedged in canal
Plus we didn’t catch it right away
Death happens but for me it’s not easy but some deaths are easier to process than others. This kind of death sits on my shoulders. Ultimately, it’s my responsibility to get their lambs here safely and alive and when one dies in a pull that outcome squarely is mine.
I shoot for an unrealistic 100% success rate and some years I have been blessed to get that. This year was close. All but the last survived and with only a few ewes needing a little extra help.
We are heavy on our ram lambs this year which makes this loss even more frustrating... a ewe lamb.
But as hard as this is, it’s another lesson learned.