Happy New Year! Here in Oregon we are heading into lambing season, as I am sure many Romney breeders throughout the country are. Some of you may have already started lambing or finished lambing already.
Here in western Oregon we have mild, wet winters but this winter we have been experiencing lower rainfall than usual. This combined with the dry summer and late arrival of rains means our pastures are not as lush as they would normally be this time of year. This has resulted in having to feed our flock extra to maintain a healthy body condition during the winter months.This is especially important as inadequate flock nutrition can cause pregnancy complications. We are expecting our first lambs toward the end of January and are eagerly awaiting their arrival.
Congratulations to all who competed in the show ring during 2018 and best wishes to you all during lambing season!