This fall OSU extension veterinarian Chuck Estill taught a lambing seminar to novice and veteran farmers in Elkton, Oregon. He covered a broad range of topics. “All the way from nutrition and the preparatory stages to care of the baby lambs and kids after they are born,” says Estill.
Then mother nature provided some unexpected visual effects when a ewe went into labor right in the middle of his seminar. Surprised students got hands-on experience putting to work what they had just learned.