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What to Expect When You're Expecting Baby Goats and Lambs
This is the favorite class of the year. Learn how to help deliver a baby goat or lamb as well as how to hold, feed, and care
This is the favorite class of the year. Learn how to help deliver a baby goat or lamb as well as how to hold, feed, and care for them too.
The morning session will have opportunities to learn how to milk sheep and goats as well as care of the pregnant sheep or goats during the last trimester. How to spot the signs of labor. How to assist in delivery. What items to pack in a kit for labor and delivery. We will walk through the pastures and look at the pregnant sheep and goats to see the udder development at different stages, check tendons, and might even see a live birth!
After lunch, care for baby and mama.
How to check colostrum, first steps and newborn essentials.
How to care for bottle babies- hold, feed and more.
Options in the event of orphaned lambs or baby goats.
Thinking about milking options-Whether to wait to milk for human consumption until weaning or milk share options.
We will have dry camp spots available for a fee. We will have other options for day trips, overnights- to stay for weekdays and/or weekend. We have 27 goats due from 1/8-14. 6 goats and 10 sheep due 1/15-18. We will offer other days and times for shorter educational opportunities for families with children.
This class will prepare you for volunteering on our Whispering Pines Farm (in Seneca, SC) during the ‘lambing and kidding season’ as well as opportunities for fostering and possibly purchasing baby goats and lambs. The fee for this class is $100 per person. Children- $25- includes lunch. This is the most popular class of the year! SC Sheep 2023 paid members get $25 off. To join SCsheep.com go to bottom of home page to PayPal link.
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Whispering Pines Stables/Upstate Equestrian Ministry
681 Campbell Bridge road