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Goat/Lamb Planet Chat => Goat/Lamb Chat => Topic started by: PaFFA Proud on May 16, 2011, 11:29:36 AM

Title: Exercising Lambs.
Post by: PaFFA Proud on May 16, 2011, 11:29:36 AM
I was wondering how everyone else works on exercising their lambs. I put mine on a track with about 2ft jumps and later work on the handling such as bracing.
Title: Re: Exercising Lambs.
Post by: RidinHeifer on May 16, 2011, 01:37:25 PM
i have a treadmill( just an older people treadmill nothing special) that they power walk for 2-3 tenths of a mile then the last lkie half a tenth they sprint
Title: Re: Exercising Lambs.
Post by: Tarleton_Ag_Major on May 16, 2011, 04:32:28 PM
We always used a chariot connected to a rideing mower and we had a long run with plastic barrels cut in half and whole on their side they had to jump to get from the water on one end to the other with feed.
Title: Re: Exercising Lambs.
Post by: SlickTxMaine on May 16, 2011, 04:44:16 PM
I am guessing the same would work for goats??
Title: Re: Exercising Lambs.
Post by: Tarleton_Ag_Major on May 16, 2011, 08:51:42 PM
Absolutely! We worked lambs and goats along side each other, and they loved jumping on the barrels all day long. (while the goats played, we had a southdown that would place his front legs atop the barrel and slide down the rest of the way. lol
Title: Re: Exercising Lambs.
Post by: RidinHeifer on May 18, 2011, 08:04:49 AM
we had a southdown that would place his front legs atop the barrel and slide down the rest of the way. lol
that is my lambs all the way...Katahdins are much more athletic than my downers
Title: Re: Exercising Lambs.
Post by: tcole_KOFFA on October 30, 2011, 09:30:43 PM
Best way to exercise your sheep is either dogs, or treadmill.
Title: Re: Exercising Lambs.
Post by: haydude on February 28, 2012, 10:31:26 AM
I was told not to begin tread milling in till the lamb weighs 125lbs is this true