anyone have success breeding for fall lambing?

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  1. russellsmom

    russellsmom Well-Known Member

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    I have Katahdins and somewhere I thought I read they could be bred year round, I was wondering if anyone here has successfully bred their ewes for fall lambing or not.
     
  2. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

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    I have mostly Dorpers but also a few Katahdins. We have successfully bred ewes to lamb both spring and fall by lambing early in the spring (Feb), weaning lambs in April and putting the ram in after the lambs are weaned. We have not had much success if we put the ram in when lambs are still with the mommas.

    Alternatively, we have pretty good success breeding ewes that lamb in the fall that do still have lambs by side. Go figure!
     

  3. kit

    kit Well-Known Member

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    I raise pure Katahdins and we can't them to cycle on their own in April and May if they still have their lambs on them. With the lambs on them we actually had to sponge and give them PMSG in a very low dosage in order to get them to breed in April May. Otherwise they breed for us anytime of the year with their lambs still on them.