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The title explains all.
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are you kidding?

lambs are springy
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no sorry but i mean is it january - springy, or as far as april - springy?
I feel like such an idiot but could you please be a little more specific.
Would lambing work exp fit in best at christmas hols, half term hols (middle till end of february) or easter hols (beginning till end of april)???
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(Original post by Melissa)
no sorry but i mean is it january - springy, or as far as april - springy?
I feel like such an idiot but could you please be a little more specific.
Would lambing work exp fit in best at christmas hols, half term hols (middle till end of february) or easter hols (beginning till end of april)???
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It completely depends on the farmer and the farm setup. Lambing can start anywhere from january up until april/may time. Have you got a farmer in mind to work with? If not, find one and then fit in around him or her! Easter hols are probably your best bet though, especially for outside lambing.

As for calving, there is no specific 'season'. It goes on all year round!
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Lambing season actually depends on where you live too. For instance I live in the south of Derbyshire, and we get lambs a lot earlier than farms in the Peak District..the lambs up there are much littler in March than the lambs down here!
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i hear that many vet students spend their easter break doing lambing experience
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Depends a lot on the farmer
But i know for a fact that my friends family always "arrange" it for the Easter Holidays whenever they may fall!
However they had an unexpected addition last week so it doesn't always work!!
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Depends on the breed of sheep too - charolais can be born in december. does depend a lot of the farmer for lambing, I think march is usually peak around here (lincolnshire). As for calving - tends to be all year round with a dairy herd cos they don't want all the cows drying up at the same time!
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I went to a farm in Herefordshire who lambed in Feb half term which was ideal for me because I needed to revise in easter
I went to a cattle farm in Warwickshire who calved through August
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The cattle farm near me calves twice a year in early spring and in early Autumn, but different farms calve at different times of year and some even try to arrange it so that they calve during the holidays
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vet students do spend easter holidays lambing, iv got 3 weeks lined up and i think thats pretty much average.

it totally depends on the type of farm,just ring round. most ppl tend to find more lambing in easter, but its best to check all farms out.
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Most people have already answered for you.
Lambing - depends on the farm but mainly varies depending on location:
Scottish farmers - March/April
South on England - more like Feb/March
North England - March
There are some exceptions and these are large generalisations but it gives you an idea.

Calving - Dairy - All year round
- Beef - Usually, twice a year - spring and autumn (though this isn't so rigid these days).

Hope that helps to summarise what people have said!
A lot of farmers will plan their lambing to coincide with the vet school easter holidays - 1st and 2nd years can then get their lambing experience and the farmers get cheap, good labour (everyone's happy! lol)
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