Sheep Scanning

Today the ewes have been scanned to see how many lambs they are expecting. There is a man inside the steel cabinet behind the race with an ultra sound scanner – just the same as used for an ante-natal scan! – and he calls out the number of lambs. The ewes are then colour coded accordingly and sorted into different groups. Those expecting more lambs are given more food to ensure strong, healthy lambs are born – I always find it amazing that we take such trouble!!