Breeding season is almost here! This year we’re experimenting with ram effect. By putting the rams adjacent to the ewes (with a strong fence between them!) 7-10 days prior to turning them in together, the ewes should be stimulated to ovulate and their estrus cycles should be relatively synced up. This will help to maximize conception rates and shorten the lambing burst to a narrower time span.

Every morning when the crew lets the ewes out of their night pen the ones that are in heat make a beeline to the fence to put on a show for the boys. Just a few days left until the real fun begins!

~Jess Maier