It's the cutest time of year baa none

THROUGHOUT the undulating hills of Dilston, the bleat of newborn lambs is ringing out.

Landfall farm is at the start of its lambing season, which will continue until about September.

The first lot of lambs for the farm dropped about eight weeks ago, assistant farm manager Tim Wheeler said.

Mr Wheeler said the farm would see about 2000 lambs born throughout the season.

The June lambs - which are frolicking now - will be ready for sale at the farm's retail outlet in Launceston by mid- October.

As if raising, feeding, tail- docking and castrating 2000 lambs wasn't work enough, Landfall farmers also have their hands full with calving season, with about 280 heifers due to birth.

"It's the busiest time of the year right now," Mr Wheeler said.

While it is quite common for ewes to give birth to twins and even triplets, it's rare to see multiple calves born.

"We've had seven sets of twins born in our heifers (this season), which is a high number for us," Mr Wheeler said.


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