The ewes have finally finished lambing. I am quite frustrated with the new ewes, they are not very good mothers. Out of the 15 new ewes 9 decided not to care for their babies. I have never had a ewe refuse all of her babies. It seems that these girls just have no clue what the little ones are trying to do, they will not let them nurse and butt them away. I even restrained several ewes hoping once the little one got a good drink mama would take them....no such luck. We are bottle feeding most of this years lambs which really sucks the time. I am not a happy farmer. I wish I knew why they will not take the babies.