Post-lambing management: The upturn in weather is allowing indoor lambing ewes and lambs to be turned outdoors quickly after lambing. Ideally, ewes and lambs should be gathered in small groups in sheltered fields for a period before joining into larger groups.

It is important to note that lactating ewes have a high water demand in early lactation, ranging in general from seven to eight litres per day but rising to as high as 10 litres or greater where ewes are being fed a high dry matter diet or suckling multiple lambs. Ewes should have free access to a clean supply of water, both indoors and outdoors.