Wide load

The enormous belly on the third and pregnant ewe walking away makes me a bit concerned. Yes, sheep can have triplets, septuplets even, but my experience on poor pastures of Hawaii is that singles are the norm.

A set of live triplets will create a hierarchy, and the weakest one will be a runt. This is because their moms have only two teats. On poorer quality pasture, this runt is not likely to live. So I’m debating on spending more than $150 on milk replacer or finding time to create a separate paddock in Kona where I can feed that mom and she can feed the triplets.

Author: Thema

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