GRAFTING: A LAMB SAVING MANAGEMENT TOOL

A. RICHARD COBB

Grafting (Fostering) is an alternative for producers who do not enjoy raising lambs on artificial milk. The ability to graft, or switch, a lamb from one ewe to another isa management tool that can save many lambs during a lambing season. Grafting works best when you have a number of ewes lambing at the same time. When grafting, we are asking one ewe to adopt or accept another ewe’s lamb or lambs. Grafting can be done for many reasons.

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