Back on April 26th, our six-year-old ewe, Rosey Posey, gave birth to twins – a ram weighing 12 lbs 6 ozs and a ewe weighing 13 lbs 7 ozs. Just think about it, that’s almost 26 lbs of lamb she was carrying.
Eighty-one days later, at weaning, her ram lamb weighed 78 lbs and her ewe lamb weighed 68 lbs. Our girl, Rosey, raised 146 lbs of lambs with a very respectable .8 and .68 rate of gain per day. This is pretty good for a longwool breed ewe, especially with twins.
1219 and 1220 have grown into beautiful, very healthy, 5 1/2 month old lambs. We haven’t weighed them since weaning because we haven’t needed to. They have scored either a one or two on the FAMACHA scale everytime, so neither lamb has needed to be wormed all summer.
So, Rosey Posey a gold star for you! Thank you, girl, for a job very well done!