Monthly Archives: October 2014

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The harness with coloured wax block is fitted to the ram

It’s tupping time

Our ewes and rams have had full health checks and have been fed well over the past 12 weeks to ensure peak body condition. They are now ready to meet!   As the days start to shorten, our ewes come into season and they are receptive to the ram for about 30 hours at a time, every 17 days. The ram can detect the hormonal changes in the ewes using receptors under his top lip; this is how he knows when to mate with each ewe, but the ewes will also seek out the ram.   Each ram is fitted with a raddle; a harness with a coloured wax block attached to the chest, which marks each ewe during mating. The wax block is replaced...

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