When I went at easter I wore stuff I bought from uni - waterproofs and wellies. Basically you will get mucky - mud, after birth bits, iodine etc so either wear old clothes that you're happy to throw away after, or waterproofs/overalls/something like that to protect your clothes underneath (and for extra warmth)!
Hope that helped a bit.. Also I'd definitely wear wellies!
yh definatly wellies! I wore boiler suit and waterproofs over it cos it was cold and even through all of that my normal clothes still stank! Each farm is different tho some will request you wear a boiler suit so just check with him when you go.
Wellies + Boiler suit. Waterproof trousers are good because you'll probably be kneeling down a lot, and then you only really need a waterproof top if you're lambing outside. You can then just layer up underneath your boiler suit depending on temperature.
Definately waterproof trousers even if it isn't raining because you will get covered in lamb goo (technical term).
On my first day: Wellies, Overalls, Waterproof trousers and a hoody
By the end of the fortnight: Hiking boots (I put a pitchfork through my wellies lulz), Overalls and hoody.
I only wore the overalls to the waist, tied them round cos fully up I got hot. Some days instead of wearing the overalls, I'd wear the waterproof trousers. I stopped wearing both cos I just got mega hot.
It's worth noting that whilst I soldiered through most days not wearing waterproofs, they're so much better than just overalls. The fluids just seeeeeep man and it's bad.
Waterproofs waterproofs waterproofs!!!! Can't stress enough how useful they were when it's wet, cold and mucky! Much easier to clean poo and guts off of waterproofs than fabric I can tell you....
if you;re going to buy wellies then buy hunters!!!
they are seriously worth the price at £60. they kept my feet nice and toasty and fit well around your leg and are soooo comfy! i cannot stress how much i love them!
when i went i also wore a boiler which got very mucky, so perhaps take waterproof trousers coz it's not nice when boiling milk goes through your trousers :P ALSO A BODY WARMER AND A HAT AND GLOVES!! if you;re doing a night shift you'll be frozen! me and the vet students i was with took a stash of sweets which was really good in keeping our energy up.
I'm wanting to arrange some lambing for easter also though I had been leaving it a bit thinking it was too early to arrange just yet, I was going to arrange september time, from previous people's experience will this be alright, I don't want to leave it too late and then everywhere be all booked up.
may i recommend wearing waterproof trousers over your wellies and leave them together so you can just put your wellies on then pull up the overalls/trousers. Getting wellies full of amniotic fluid is not very fun!!!
I'm Jennie and am currently in Sixth form, starting my A2's in September, so applying for Vet School in October. I've managed pretty much each type of work experience apart from lambing, dairy farms and an abattoir. Everywhere I have tried either don't take on Work Experience students or basically say you need contacts to get in places. I live in Liverpool (but am happy to travel) and have found it difficult enough getting the rest of my work experience and just wondered if anyone had any ideas of places I could try and get a placement at.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! xxxxxx
Plenty of sheep in Wales! The Farmers Guardian could be helpful, there're normally some notices in there, especially people asking for help lambing in the spring.