Our ewes are about to lamb and we have them all sorted and numbered to make mothering up and record keeping easier. Each ewe has her ear tag number stamped on her in the colour code of the ram she was joined to. We don't stamp the year prefix as we can tell that from the ear tag colour. We then either put a neck band on the lamb or tag it and record the mothers details. Then, enter the info into the computer and all the stud records are in order- one hopes.
True to form at this time of year we got all types of weather over the two days of work in the yards, but managed to finish just as it started to shower.
Now feet up and glass of