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Digital Subscriptions > The Oban Times & Lochaber Times > 22nd June 2017 > Spring produces bountiful crop of lambs and calves

Spring produces bountiful crop of lambs and calves

WE HAVE just come to the end of one of the best lambings I can remember. The weather was good, there was plenty of grass and the ewes were in good condition.

The Kirkton blackface and Lleyn flocks are both around 10 per cent up on last year and the lambs are thriving on the lush grass available at the moment.

Our high hill flock at Auchtertyre has also finished lambing and has certainly profited from the favourable spring. This year, we are trying to get to the bottom of our ‘Blackloss’ problem by tagging all the lambs born in the hill parks before they were put to the hill.

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