Double triplets for fertile sheep farm

Rebecca, left, and Bonnie Shepherd are excited about the births of 10 lambs in one week, including two sets of triplets.

Rebecca, left, and Bonnie Shepherd are excited about the births of 10 lambs in one week, including two sets of triplets.

A BARONGAROOK farmer has 10 reasons to be positive about this year’s season.

Four of Glen Shepherd’s sheep produced 10 lambs within one week.

Mr Shepherd said two sheep had lambed triplets and the other two had twins.

“They’re the first lambs of the season,” he said.

“It’s rare to get triplets and then to have two that quick in the season is really uncommon.

“They’re all healthy as well, usually you get one that’s not as healthy as the others, but so far they’re all doing well.”

Mr Shepherd said he couldn’t ask for a better start to the season.

“I reckon it’s going to be a pretty good season, so far the percentage ratio is pretty good,” he said.

“There are some other ewes out there that are looking pretty fat so you never know I might have a few more triplets on my hands.”

Mr Shepherd said he expected he would eventually have to start bottle feeding some of the lambs.

“A lot of people don’t know that ewes only have two teats, so there’s always one lamb going around trying to steal milk from other ewes,” he said.

“We’ll let nature take its course until we feel like we need to step in.”

2 Responses to “Double triplets for fertile sheep farm”

  1. Neil Annison

    Hi, I am researching my uncle, Albert Joseph Harrison who was attacked by a pig when he was a baby about 1912 in Colac. There was an article in the local paper about the “pig baby” so am wondering whether this could be the Colacherald? Hoping you can assist, regards, Neil Annison.