TITLE

Lambs prove a tough task

AUTHOR(S)
Littleboy, Kevin
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;4/20/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 16, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author stresses a tough task associated with lambing. He relates the story of his neighbor, a respected pedigree breeder, who finally reached the age when he decided to sell his flock. Also noted is that it seems that the practice was too much for the neighbor, as one night he fell asleep in the bath and slipped down into it. He adds that farming neighbors have worked together and bought the breeder a rubber ring to wear when bathing.
ACCESSION #
25158659

 

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