TIP: Coloured markings
Create a standard list of coloured markings used on your sheep to identify specific things such as number of lambs expected (scanning results), prolapse restrainer fitted, dysfunctional udder, veterinary treatments given / required etc etc, and also write down the procedures and protocols that should be followed for both normal deliveries and more complex situations. Print out copies of the list and pin them up in the lambing shed and other key areas. Ensure that everyone who’s involved with the sheep at this time is familiar with this set of ‘rules’, and adheres to it. It simplifies matters no end if you are able to tell exactly what the situation is concerning a particular ewe, and whether she’s received appropriate treatment, without having to go and wake up the last person who was on duty in order to ask them. If you use the same system year after year it’ll become second nature.