- Author: Robert J Keiffer
At the UC Hopland Research & Extension Center in Mendocino County almost 100% of the lambing (birthing of lambs) takes place inside the "Lamb Barn". As each lamb is born it is identified with the correct ewe so that genetics and growth characteristics and behavior traits can be traced over time. Each lamb is ear-tagged with a unique identification number, weighed, and side-branded (with paint).
Here you can see a lamb ready for "processing" by our lambing crew, Zane Kagley and Jennifer Keithly.