Safely carrying several slimy newborn lambs at once to a mothering pen while getting a skittish ewe to follow can be a conundrum. So when a friend of NCAT Regenerative Grazing Specialist Linda Poole saw a video about a milk crate on wheels being used to move lambs, she and Linda raided the scrap pile and assembled their own versions. Linda’s lambulance is roomy enough for quadruplets, yet narrow enough to fit through gates in a crowded lambing barn. Something about the contraption turns new mothers into lambulance chasers, sticking with their babies like glue while the lambs get a comfy ride to the barn.
This video is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program, under a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.